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A friend and I have gone to Merrickville a few times to go to Wick Witch and the adjacent Yellow Canoe, but last time, we crossed the street and visited the Blockhouse. Wow, what a visit back in history! The volunteer was welcoming and told...More
Once destined for demolition, the town got together and collectively managed to save this historic gem. Through fund-raising and hard work over 3 years, the building was restored to its former glory. Today you can get an excellent perspective on what life must have been...More
We have shopped and eaten in Merrickville many times but have never before visited this Museum. It is a good way to learn more about the Rideau canal and the people who built it. The museum is filled with rooms showing the living conditions of...More
This a very interesting museum covering the history of Merickville and that of the Rideau Canal, housed in one of the largest surviving block houses in Canada. A lot of fascinating historic exhibits and a good video about the canal. Many of the other visitors...More