Heritage Park Museum

Hours of Operation:
July and August
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Sunday
Admission is by donation – Donations help to maintain and expand the facilities

Established in 1977, the Heritage Park Museum offers a glimpse of what life would have been like for those living in the area over 100 years ago: authentic displays and buildings include a general store, a chapel, the blacksmith shop, a drive shed, the schoolhouse and a pioneer home.

The Park plays host to the annual Country Fair and Silent Auction held on the Monday of the Civic Holiday weekend in August, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Highlights include live, local music, amazing cooking and baking, a tractor show, children’s activities, vendors, historical displays, and demonstrations of blacksmith skills. During the off-season the Park is available for group tours, weddings, or other events, by appointment only. Contact Mary Anne MacDonald (Museum Curator) at 705-842-2722. The Heritage Park Museum is wholly owned and operated by the Thessalon Township Heritage Association.

Iron Bridge Historical Museum

Geo-location information

Hours of Operation:
June: Thursday-Monday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
July & August; Daily (Canada Day inclusive) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
September; Thursday-Monday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admissions by donation – Donations help us to maintain and expand our facilities

Facilities include accessible Public Washrooms – available from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. throughout the season (from Victoria Day weekend to the last weekend in September), picnic tables and a covered gazebo; providing a shady spot for a picnic lunch.

The gazebo also houses the Saturday Farmers’ Market from mid-June until the end of September 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; as well as periodically hosting exhibits by local artists and a free children’s arts program (supplies included).

Visit this museum to view artifacts, discover local souvenirs, admire books and prints by local authors and artists, and learn about the history of the earliest settlers to the Iron Bridge area with supervised access to the Township Cemetery Record located in the log house.

Our friendly and knowledgeable attendants will be happy to assist you with travelling inquiries.

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