Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village

Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village, Kingsville: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village Reviews: 4.5/5

Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village

Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Our mission is to preserve the past of Canada South for the education and interpretation of present and future generations. Sitting on 100 Acres, our 25000 square foot Transportation Museum showcases modes of transportation from early wooden wheel wagons all the way to the present day Viper! Our Heritage Village is a journey back in time to 15 buildings that have been placed here from all over Essex County. Our tour guides would be happy to take you back in time to learn the treasured history of our area. Our Village is open Tuesday Through Sunday May 01 - October 31st, and our Museum is open year round for tours.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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HabsBob
Ontario, Canada12 contributions
Loved the Cars, Hated the Food.
Aug 2020 • Couples
We went to this museum for lunch and a tour to view the automobiles. The tour guide was friendly and informative. The cars were in excellent condition and a pleasure to view.

Our lunches were a great disappointment. Two ordinary corned beef sandwiches which had toasted rye bread. Who toasts rye for a corned beef? The other couple had hamburgers. These burgers were so overcooked that they were black on the outside and grey on the inside. They were so recooked that even with a steak knife, she couldn’t cut her burger. Terrible food.

Go for the cars, but pass on the Diner.
Written August 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Emmy M
9 contributions
Time travel through the changes of everything on wheels.
Apr 2019
This site represents the story of the invention of the wheel, the evolution of transportation and the domestic use of everything that moves. This truly is a hidden and unappreciated collection of Canadian history. It is bright, imaginative and so much fun.
Written October 9, 2019
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BarbG2017
20 contributions
Wonderful and interesting museum for all ages
Aug 2019
We were planning a multi-generational day out (parents, grandparents and child (12 yrs old) and found saw this museum on Trip Advisor. Having grown-up in Tecumseh, I was surprised to learn about this gem of a place.

We decided to take a tour of both the transportation museum and the heritage village and were so glad we did. Although we all enjoyed the museum, it was particularly fun for my parents to see cars from their youth and my daughter loved the 1927 caravan. It was enlightening to see all the local links to this industry - well beyond what I had known growing up in this automotive area. The museum guide was very knowledgeable and answered the numerous questions we had. Once the tour was done, we went back around to read the various placards and look at our favourites again before going to the Hertiage Village outside.

The Village is small - approx. 15 buildings but they are in good condition and well presented so you feel you have stepped back in time. We particularly enjoyed the schoolhouse and the Jack Miner house.

The Village is a good walk from the museum and might be a bit of a challenge for the elderly or those with mobility issues. The steps into buildings were also a bit difficult for my father who is in his late 80s. However, we all thoroughly enjoyed the visit. We spent 2hrs and easily could have spent 3.
Written August 28, 2019
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sweetmembakery
Kingsville, Canada2 contributions
Amazing Place.... A Hidden Gem!!!
Jun 2019
They is a hidden gem tucked away... Too Bad more people don't know about it....Great for the whole family with all the old cars and the vintage town in the back, bring the 1900's back to life...
Written August 6, 2019
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ask38615
Kingsville, Canada110 contributions
Nice Small Town Attraction
Jun 2019
This is a fairly entertaining roadside stop especialy if you are an antique car buff. There is a small, genuine retro style diner that has limited hours of operation and a nice gift shop. I would recommend working in a visit when there is another show taking place at the museum (they regularly host militaria, firearm, and specialty car shows). If you are only mildly into cars, ther's not a whole lot to see but then again it is very affordable and easy to get to.
Written August 6, 2019
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Lynn McLau
Kingsville, Canada24 contributions
Excellent breakfast!
Apr 2019 • Friends
A unique venue to enjoy a meal in a 60s diner type facility. Shop and tour afterwards if you like. Great, friendly service and delicious food.
Written May 5, 2019
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Gary
Guelph, Canada18 contributions
AN AMAZING COLLECTION OF MINT CONDITION VEHICLES FOUND NO WHERE ELSE!
Mar 2019 • Family
GREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. This is an amazing museum of transportation vehicles, ranging from wilderness man-made log carts, to modern automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, bikes, and tractors. There are simply so many exceptional cars here that you will NEVER find anywhere else, anymore. These cars are of a bygone era and presented in mint condition. The tour guide offers facts you’ve never considered about why certain design features were used in the build and use of these vehicles. Most of these car companies don’t exist (out of 2,300 car companies that once existed, only the big FOUR still exist). You can’t begin to imagine how many approaches were used to build vehicles over the past 150+ years… some good ideas that couldn’t support a long-term business model to survive, and others that were just plain weird. Spend an hour taking the guided tour and you will not be disappointed by the journey through time.
Written March 7, 2019
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Tommie D
Kingsville, Canada34 contributions
Good food and friendly service!
Nov 2018 • Couples
Very good diner breakfast. We visited about 2 weeks ago. The breakfast was excellent! Staff was friendly. We will definitely go there again.
Written December 11, 2018
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global3adventure
Quito, Ecuador535 contributions
Classic Autos & Heritage Village
Oct 2018 • Couples
The Canadian Transportation Museum includes an outdoor heritage village with original historic buildings, and an extensive collection of well preserved cars. There is a 1950s style diner where you can enjoy simple meals in a great setting.
Written December 3, 2018
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Shamalama1
Ontario, Canada17 contributions
Great place
Oct 2018 • Friends
Dont miss the opportunity to visit this place. Enjoyed it immensely. Dominic was very knowledgeable abt both the vehicles and the village. Great sense of humor. Told us other places to visit as well. Gift store and diner were awesome as well.
Written October 7, 2018
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Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village is open:
  • Wed - Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM