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Excellent hidden gem

So glad to have visited this wonderful private museum over this long weekend. There are many... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Barrie, Canada
Casual visit

We took our 8 yr old grandson here. He loved it. Loved the old cars, but also was fascinated by the... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Ann F
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The Horseless Carriage Museum is a unique, privately-owned museum specializing in pre-1914 transportation and early mechanical technology. We feature five century-old vehicles and a 1895 Sawyer & Massey steam traction engine, rare mechanical music...more
1427 County Road 8, Fenelon Falls, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 1N0, Canada
+1 705-738-9576
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

So glad to have visited this wonderful private museum over this long weekend. There are many antique pieces from automobiles to music boxes here not only for display, but are fully functional. So interesting to see how many of the everyday items we use in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aznable14
heritage_hunter, Public Relations Manager at Horseless Carriage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you for our 68th Tripadvisor review for our 2018 season. We hope to be extending our open hours through October as long as weather permits. Please call ahead for an appointment.

Reviewed October 2, 2018

We took our 8 yr old grandson here. He loved it. Loved the old cars, but also was fascinated by the other antiques that were on display too. We stayed quite a lot longer than I expected.My husband and I really enjoyed it too.Cost was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ann F
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We had an enjoyable hour and a half personal tour of this amazing museum which displayed rare antiques not found in typical civic museums. Many items were in working condition and were demonstrated by the owner. A must see!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Louise V
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Truly is a hidden gem as others have pointed out. Such a wonderful experience to have a knowledgeable and passionate curator take us about to explore the treasures and actually demonstrate the workings of these extraordinary early automobiles and more. Do not miss this opportunity...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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heritage_hunter, Guest Relations Manager at Horseless Carriage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for submitting our 65th review. Yes, we remember your visit to the Horseless Carriage Museum. We'd like to thank you for bringing your young Austrian guest. It is wonderful that we have had so many visitors from all over the world and it...More

Reviewed July 4, 2018

The owner very knowledgeable about all his findings This museum really needs more recognition Best place we have visited this year He has the first bike that Murdock rode and many items there used in the show Discovery Chanel will be having a series thereMore

Date of experience: July 2018
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heritage_hunter, Guest Relations Manager at Horseless Carriage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you, Blackbird1 for our 64th Tripeadvisor review for the Horseless Carriage Museum. The Horseless Carriage is a small, private museum and has relied on "word-of- mouth" and on visitors, like yourself, who have been gracious with their time to write and share their experiences...More

Reviewed June 5, 2018

I brought a full sized tour bus of passengers to visit the Horseless Carriage Museum. We were not sure what to expect, but I had arranged the visit based on the high recommendation of friends. We were immediately greeted by Museum curator and owner Richard...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SusanneRH
Reviewed October 30, 2017

Richard started off by telling us he has a bad heart. After two hour tour we know why. He has put a portion of his heart into every item on display. Richard has personally collected and restored (to full operation) each and every one of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank allanborden
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Fascinating and engaging interactive museum...fully functioning, authentic artifacts all explained with complete technical and anecdotal histories. Went on the tour with two different groups on the same weekend and was still finding new pieces of interest. The passion and enthusiasm of curator Richard Bennett was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

After booking an appointment to visit the Horseless Carriage Museum near Fenelon Falls, our family approached the unassuming barn not quite knowing what expect. What a surprise when the door slid open! Hundreds of rare or unique pieces of Canadiana are on display in the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank David R
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We made an appointment for a group of 21 to visit this museum. Richard gave us a 1 1/2 hour personalized tour of the place which only covered the highlights. We could have stayed most of the afternoon to see all that he had collected...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Gerry S
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