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The Museum on Tower Hill

17 George Street Box 337, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X4, Canada
+1 705-746-5365
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Learning Local History while in town

We like to stop at small museums when we travel to small towns to learn about the rich history... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dave A
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2 Galleries, Gardens and a Look Out Tower

This little museum was unique. Small charge (5 dollars a head). Although is only has 2 galleries... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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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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17 George Street Box 337, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X4, Canada
+1 705-746-5365
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We like to stop at small museums when we travel to small towns to learn about the rich history. This was not a disappointment. Learned a little about the town of Nobel, and a lot of how Parry Sound came to be. Our boys really...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little museum was unique. Small charge (5 dollars a head). Although is only has 2 galleries (truthfully I was expecting more), I was pleasantly surprised at the quality. The building itself looks old and run down but when entering thee main floor gallery I...More

Reviewed July 10, 2017

If you want to get a ariel view of Parry sound without a fly over take the walk up the tower on tower hill 120 steps to the top great view of Georgian Bay and the town .The next day your leg muscles will know...More

Thank Emie
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Climb the stairs for a fantastic view, stop at any level. The tower is the highlight but the gardens and the museum also offer interesting stop.

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful spot. A little cool at top today but not uncomfortable. The views are amazing. If in Parry Sound area do take the time to visit, and enjoy the museum beside it as well. The gardens will be in bloom soon!

Thank Home_Inspection
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed Tower Hills museum, garden, science north camp and of course walking up the tower overlooking the Georgian Bay in beautiful Parry Sound. If you have not explored Parry Sound and all of its surrounding area please add it to your bucket list.

Thank Sonya F
Reviewed October 10, 2016

If you would like to see a bird's-eye view of the whole town, then that is the right place. Try to bring your jacket , the top of tower is very windy and cold during this time of the season.

1  Thank Colin Z
Reviewed August 19, 2016

The museum was closed, but the gardens are pretty. And the tower gives a gorgeous view. It is free, so get some exercise and treat yourself. It is worth the very short time it takes to get there from town.

Thank traveldoc
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We were camping in the area and decided to visit Parry Sound. The museum is very informative about the areas history and was quite well put together. The grounds were fantastic and there was a very high fire tower there you could climb up. We...More

Thank karen_w_laing
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Got there late, but was able to get a quick look around the museum and also climb the lookout tower (10 flights of 13 steps to the top) to get a wonderful view across Parry Sound and the islands

Thank phicox
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