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Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre

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Address: 275 Steamboat Bay Road, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1Z9 , Canada
Phone Number: (705) 687- 2115
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Nice way to start the cruise adventure

this ticket is included in the steamship ticket and it a nice place to get an idea of what the area was like in the early days when the area was the place to go. Lots of great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

this ticket is included in the steamship ticket and it a nice place to get an idea of what the area was like in the early days when the area was the place to go. Lots of great history here.

1 Thank solo_gal4scenery
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The history and romance of Muskoka boats is on full display with many exhibits and real working boats sitting in the water inside the museum. Much about the early history of the area and the steamships that took vacationers to their cottages. Run by dedicated volunteers, this museum is a must see for the whole family.

1 Thank 777DanielG
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Never realized how big Canada was in Boat Racing until I visited this place. Great displays and exhibitions to attract all ages. The display of antique boats in water is just spectacular. Take as long as you like and make sure to visit the girl shop

1 Thank RoadTrippingTrippers
Calgary, Canada
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112 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Stayed next door at the Residence Inn - so we checked out the museum. We loved the old wooden lake boats - nothing like that being made any more...interesting history of the area too!

3 Thank BenLar137
Brooksville, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We took our grandchildren for the Play area. Our grandson got to handle a tarantula, craft area and pretend dress up area. As well there is a nice selection of vintage boats to view.

4 Thank Gail B
Gravenhurst, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We are visiting the Muskoka area for the first time. Learning the history of the area's development as THE Lake District and cottage get-a-way for families from Toronto/Cleveland and Buffalo in the 1800's all the way to the present is fasinating. In a way it appears to be "the Hamptons" of the situation with more emphasis on the family.

3 Thank Cal30Prez
Hanover, Canada
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This museum was free with the purchase of tickets to take the SS Segwun. It is not far from the dock for the Segwun so you can walk or drive and has ample parking. Anyone interested in the early settlement of Gravenhurst and the surrounding area would enjoy touring this museum. It covers the early history of the railroad -... More 

4 Thank Christie G
Gravenhurst, Canada
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Went for a wedding reception and was very impressed with the layout. The food was fabulous, the staff very attentive, and the history of boats in Gravenhurst is very well documented with a fine view of Muskoka Bay.

3 Thank Keith R
Mississauga, Canada
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97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I had opportunity on a rainy day to tour the museum. The first part is the history of the region and the history of the muskoka steamships. Then you get o see the old wooden boats. They are beautiful. Well worth the 90 minutes or so we stayed. There is also a kids interactive play zone upstairs.

4 Thank Minkster56
Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This centre is run by a dedicated team including enthusiastic volunteers who bring the story and history of the restored boats alive.

4 Thank Wenpete

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