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Glengarry Pioneer Museum

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Address: 1645 County Road 30, Dunvegan, Ontario K0C 1J0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 613-527-5230
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Founded in 1962, the Glengarry Pioneer Museum offers a glimpse of Ontario's...

Founded in 1962, the Glengarry Pioneer Museum offers a glimpse of Ontario's celtic history when, at the turn of the 19th century, Scottish immigrants and United Empire Loyalists arrived in the area to start new lives. The focus of the collection is on pioneer life, Highland culture, and agriculture, interpreting this history in ten 19th century buildings with changing exhibits, and many events each season. Equal distance between Ottawa, Montreal and Cornwall, the museum sits on five acres with heritage gardens and an open-air pavilion. Guided tours are available and groups are welcome.

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A great day trip from Ottawa or Montreal

A great day trip from Ottawa or Montreal as it lies halfway in between, this open air museum on the region’s 19th century celtic heritage comprises ten buildings to visit as well... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Jean V
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

A great day trip from Ottawa or Montreal as it lies halfway in between, this open air museum on the region’s 19th century celtic heritage comprises ten buildings to visit as well as many displays on the surrounding grounds. The documentation is of very high quality and there is something to learn for everyone.

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Woodstock, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you have any interest in local history then this place is worth visiting. It has lots of antique implements to see and the staff are quite knowledgeable about the area and history and very interesting to talk to. The staff actually take the time to talk instead of just quoting from script...

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

We have been trying to see this museum for 6 years but always seem to arrive at the wrong time. This time we made it. A good selection of period buildings, one original to the site, and the others imported originals from the local area. Some of the buildings can be entered, and of those that can, the original building,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

This little museum has a number of older buildings that recreate what an early eastern Ontario settlement would have been like. The grounds are nicely manicured and the exhibits, although a little thin, are adequate for the purpose of the museum. Tour guides were kind and knowledgable. The walkways could have been a bit easier to navigate (gravel isn't easy... More 

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Cornwall, Canada
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

For the last couple of years I’ve taken a keen interest on the events at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan. Last year was just an introduction for me when I attended a fascinating Celtic Fair where there were many displays, historic artifacts and events; I even tasted haggis for the first time. This year I’ve seen an amazing display... More 

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Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada
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Reviewed 13 October 2014

We visited the Glengarry Pioneer Museum for their Annual Fall Fair, where artisans that made their items in traditional ways (such as home-made soaps, blacksmithed forged iron, weavers and knitters, shared space with farm animal displays, farm equipment demonstrations, all amongst the pioneer buildings filled with artefacts and furniture. This museum is entirely run by volunteers and asks a modest... More 

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