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Make it a Museum Day

From Smiths Falls you can have a fun day of learning while touring the town’s three museums. Start with the Rideau Canal Museum for a closer look at how the canal was built, with interactive displays for a hands-on experience. Next up is the Heritage House Museum located along the Rideau Canal. This Victorian-style home allows you to step back in time while touring 8 period rooms. This is a great spot to enjoy a packed picnic lunch in the Victorian gardens. Last but not least, visit the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario where you can see an old steam locomotive and view the latest exhibits.

There are a number of restaurants in Smiths Falls for you to appease your appetite before, after, or in-between museum tours.

Location: 11 Old Sly's Rd PO Box 695, Smiths Falls

In 1860-1861 Joshua Bates built his home along the Rideau Canal with his two mills. Heritage House Museum is a restored classically styled Victorian home depicting the life style of an upper middle class family living in Smiths Falls around 1867 to 1875.

(613) 283-6311
Location: 90 William St. W. P.O. Box 962, Smiths Falls

Housed in the station built by Canadian Northern in 1912, the museum displays many interesting railway artifacts covering more than a century of history. We encourage you to explore our site featuring a variety of rolling stock.

(613) 283-5696
Location: 34 Beckwith Street South, Smiths Falls

The Rideau Canal Museum is housed in a 19th century stone building which was once a mill: the Woods Mills Complex. Inside, high-technology displays and a variety of artifacts bring to life the history of the canal - its construction from 1826 to 1831, its

(613) 284-0505

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