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Nancy island

Interesting history and information. Historical information and pictures as well as details about... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Sandy K
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Nancy island nice museum and cool history

Nancy island historic site and museum is a great place to go in Wasaga Beach on those non beach... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Brampton, Canada
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119 Mosley St | L9Z 2X1, Wasaga Beach, Ontario L9Z 2X1, Canada
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Visiting Nancy island is free of charge but there's box for donations. There' s not really much to see, you can climb to light house replica but you can't go out on the top and windows are so dirty you don't see outside.

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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Interesting history and information. Historical information and pictures as well as details about how Nancy Island came to be an island.

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Nancy island historic site and museum is a great place to go in Wasaga Beach on those non beach days with your family . Staff are happy and friendly. Not a huge museum and site but enough to spend an hour or two. Cool history...More

Thank modemhelp
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Nancy Island is a lovely little historic site found right in the heart of Wasaga (a few minutes walk from the beach!). There is not set admission fee to visit the island, but donations are much appreciated. The staff here were wonderful, dressed in the...More

Thank Kristy V
Reviewed July 28, 2018

A very informative visit with artifacts and names with dates to events related to the war of 1812. Men who fought in a battle that occurred on the ground upon which the museum stands. Admission is by donation.

Thank Lori F
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Nancy Island is a great place to learn about history in a very didactic way. Everyone's weardrobe and knowledge put us back in time. We had fun and learned at the same time.

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Reviewed July 4, 2018

Tiny museum built around the wreck of the Nancy, commemorating an amazing episode during the War of 1812. Every Canadian should visit

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

On a recent trip to Wasaga Beach with my family we stopped in at Nancy Island Historic Site, and what a treat it was! We were over-impressed with our hosts, the cleanliness of the site and all the options available. We wouldn't hesitate to come...More

Thank Rachel T
Reviewed November 8, 2017

My husband and I live in Wasaga Beach but had never been to Nancy Island before. So on what had to be the hottest day in July 2016 we decided to see what it was all about. We learned so much by just walking around...More

1  Thank Snowbird2002
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Stopped in because we needed a break from the beach, and it is literally right beside it. Great if you have had a little to much sun and need a cool informative break. The exhibit is large and made up of some cannons and anchors...More

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Response from Marc D | Reviewed this property |
I had been to Wasaga Beach a few years ago but had not visited that site. It is certainly worth the visit if you are in the area. Most people seem to only see Wasaga Beach as a beach resort area. By visiting this historic... More