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Arthur Child Heritage Museum

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Address: 125 Water St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 3E3, Canada
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+1 613-382-2535

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Well worth the time & interesting video about Boldt Castle

The price is based on your desire to make a donation. Interesting summary of many items. Upstairs, there is a wonderful video on Boldt Castle and how it had come into creation... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Bruce C
Sharon, Connecticut
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Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Entry by donation. Small display. Friendly workers. Not an elaborate display. Unfortunately not the historical type of museum we were looking for.

Thank Rob1282
Sharon, Connecticut
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The price is based on your desire to make a donation. Interesting summary of many items. Upstairs, there is a wonderful video on Boldt Castle and how it had come into creation, fallen into massive disrepair and current status of renovation. For us, it was wonderful and saved us from having to take a 5 hour boat tour to get... More 

Thank Bruce C
Brampton, Canada
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49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

If you like seeing things from the past you will enjoy yourself . the model boats are great & every thing is so neat to see. And the staff there are the best.

Thank Wayne D
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Take pics of the 3 boats that were hand-crafted & read the plaques on the walls- take your time very relaxing

Thank dave c
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The museum is located right by the river in Gananoque. We went there not knowing anything about the museum and not really expecting much. My husband and I were both pleasantly surprised with what we found there. My personal favorite was the wheelhouse in the building's tower which allows visitors to simulate piloting a boat down the St. Lawrence River.... More 

Thank Pat F
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016

You can wander at your own pace, see old uniforms, see reconstructions of the long houses of the original people, birds and animals, as well as maps and photos. Don't miss the beautiful Victorian miniature house. Take the time to see the movie about Bolt Castle.

Thank ellencnewman
Ottawa, Canada
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238 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This small museum gives great insights into the fascinating history of Gananoque and the nearby St. Lawrence River.

Thank WarsawWanderer
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stopped here to beat the heat and were pleasantly surprised with the displays. Gave a good history of the town and a "movie" of Boldt Castle (that we watched before going there)

Thank chocolatelover62
Ottawa, Canada
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189 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

A must see place. The gift shop is good, the main displays are good, the Boldt Castle movie is great, and the new clothing history show is also well done.

Thank Dave C
Toronto, Canada
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123 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I was excited to see this house because it looked stunning from the outside and we happened upon it when we were in line for the Gananoque boat tours. Admittedly we did no research on it and it was a fluke find so we went in. Admission by donation. I was expecting a furnished home but instead its more of... More 


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