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Museums & Galleries

The 1000 Islands History Museum

Once the site of a railway, this museum is a great place to learn about the history and ecology of Gananoque and the 1000 Islands.

Thousand Islands Boat Museum

Located on Gananoque’s beautiful waterfront, this museum offers a hands-on experience where history becomes something that can be touched, built and experienced.

Canada’s Penitentiary Museum

Visit the award-winning museum that is dedicated solely to the preservation and interpretation of the history of our federal penitentiaries.

Fort Henry

Built from 1832 to 1837, this fort is now operating as a museum and historic site for people from all over the world. Step inside the gates and enter the realm of 19th century military life.

Maclachlan Woodworking Museum

Hands-on history at Grass Creek Park, located between Gananoque and Kingston. This woodworking museum is housed in an 1885 log house and offers unique exhibits and creative workshops.

Murney Tower Museum

The Murney Tower Museum is located in one for the four Martello Towers of Kingston and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rideau Canal and Kingston Fortifications.

Pump House Steam Museum

The magnificent building that houses PumpHouse museum once was where Kingston’s waterworks operated from during 1851 to 1952.

VAGA Gallery

If you like unique art visit VAGA Gallery which is a cooperative artist gallery displaying the art, of many local artists.

Barn House Gallery

With oil paintings that include framed originals and reproductions and a collection of nautical potter, this gallery in Rockport is a lovely place to pick up a new favourite.

Heather Haynes Gallery

Opened since 2012, the Heather Haynes Gallery is a beautiful gallery where Heather Haynes showcases her work and also creates new pieces.
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