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Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

267 Edmund St, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 3E8, Canada
+1 613-253-7013
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Walking tours in Carleton Place

I have been on many of these events, and have enjoyed them all. They are fun and informative, with... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Sue R
Walking Tour that the museum hosted on Lake Road West

Lasting about 1.5 hours, the tour was pleasant and informative. I have been on some of their other... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
John R
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The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum is located in a heritage designated stone building. Built in 1872 as the Town Hall, it was converted to Victoria School in 1879. It served as a public school until 1969. Murals on the building tell its story as a municipal building and include prisoners in the jail cell and students from the past! Visit us to learn about the Township of Beckwith, first surveyed in 1816, and the community of Carleton Place founded in 1819 on the banks of the Mississippi River.Learn about our lumber industry, textile mills and strong military connections. Did you know Carleton Place is the home of Roy Brown, credited with shooting down the Red Baron in 1918? While on site, be sure to visit the Victoria School garden and "Walk the Path" at the Community Labyrinth, located behind the Museum.
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267 Edmund St, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 3E8, Canada
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

I have been on many of these events, and have enjoyed them all. They are fun and informative, with little surprises included along the way.

1  Thank Sue R
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Lasting about 1.5 hours, the tour was pleasant and informative. I have been on some of their other walking tours and have enjoyed them all.

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Even the building has an interesting history, as a lockup, a jail and later as a school. Murals painted on the back of the building by local artists reveal a little of the colourful history of both the town of Carleton Place and the building...More

1  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Hubby and I were doing some genealogy research in Carleton Place last week and decided to visit the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. What a great spot! The displays change on a periodic basis and by the time you've strolled through their two rooms...More

1  Thank Janet1016
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This small museum is amazing. It offers a wealth of information and local history to anyone visiting. If you're new to the area or a long time resident it is well worth a visit.

1  Thank cordebo
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Situated in a lovely old historic building in Carleton Place this museum is well worth a visit.It's a great chance to become more familiar with the history of this area. Wonderful artifacts done up in really interesting and clever displays give you a real sense...More

Thank Barb M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great building, some renovations going on but do not really interfere, lots of history and some good stories by the core of volunteers who seem to really enjoy what they do. Try the laberinth and before you know you have spent a few enjoyable hours....More

Thank 61joreb
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This building was originally the first village hall in 1800 it will offer you some of the history of the settlement. Of carleton place the old limestone construction is very architectural and too see it will shurley let you imagine.how the workmanship has long been...More

Thank pepperOttawaCanada
Reviewed 20 July 2015

lots of small shops within walking distance, swimming, boat races lots to see. There wasn't anything I disliked sorry.

Thank 171kathy
Reviewed 26 May 2015

A great place for kids and adults to learn about the history and settlement of this region. From the Aboriginal Peoples to the first settlement and later development they cover almost 200 years of the history of the region. Great for a couple of hours...More

2  Thank lovetoeat136
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