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The Museum on Tower Hill

17 George Street Box 337, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X4, Canada
705-746-5365
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Parry Sound
Type: Museums
Owner description: We are located in Tower Hill Park at the base of Parry Sound's 96-foot Look-Out tower overlooking...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: We are located in Tower Hill Park at the base of Parry Sound's 96-foot Look-Out tower overlooking Beautiful Georgian Bay. The Museum features a changing calendar of exhibits in three galleries. Exhibits feature an extensive collection of local artifacts connected to the history of the Parry Sound District. Themes include Natural and Cultural history trapping, First Nations, nautical shipping, Logging, Agriculture and Contagion. Fine arts and special exhibits are offered throughout the year in our two temporary galleries. We offer family rates and special family events throughout the year. We have plenty of picnic tables and one of the best views in town, come spend the day with us.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Excellent local museum, with the added interest of the fire watching tower which gives a view of the town and bay.

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Owen Sound, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Good museum that is reasonable priced and has good exhibits of the Town of Parry Sound and surrounding area.

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Orrville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For its size, this is a great stop to learn about local history. Exhibits are rotated on a fairly regular basis, and always educations and fun. Have taken the kids through several times. Don't forget about the lookout tower too!

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,Ontario.
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A lovely small museum set on beautifully tended grounds and landscaped gardens. Has a great local permanent collection and also a group of seven exhibit focusing on Tom Thompson. Well done.

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Sudbury, Canada
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44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

the museum is small but plenty of info..the tower hike was easy,beautiful once way up there..nice flower garden below

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Toronto, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The place is interesting, and has nice displays about the Sound. If you want to learn more about the place, then this is the place to be, with the history and all... Though small in size, it has maximized its display with all the interesting displays of the city. Looking at the lookout tower beside it, I'd say it is... More 

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Caledon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

For its size this museum has many interesting displays. The lookout tower nearby is especially worth the climb to get a great view of the harbor and sound. There are pretty gardens and rockery on site as well.

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Troy, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This was a really well done museum. THe exibits pulled you in and helped you understand the history of the town and area. I love to learn about places I visit. And the tower...what a wonderful view! Worth the stop.

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Parry Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Museum on Tower Hill has great displays about the early years of the Parry Sound area. It is also surrounded by flower gardens and has a tower that you can walk up and get a magnificent birds eye view of Parry Sound. It is a little off the beaten track. If you can't find it, ask any local how... More 

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Parry Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The special visit at this time was light houses of Georgian Bay. The museum is open all year round and has a permanent exhibit of artifacts from the area...senarios about local industry etc.

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