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The Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum is currently off-season and continuing to do its best to maintain services while keeping the health and safety of our staff and residents a top priority. If you require assistance with your membership, memorial donation, or the possible donation of an artifact please contact staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905 246 0895.
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Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum
The Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum and Heritage Village is the focal point of many special events throughout the year.
During the spring, this active museum hosts Arabella's Pie Social, History Fair and every summer draws thousands to its annual Canal Days. In December people gather from far and wide to celebrate a Grand Old Christmas Festival and enjoy a taste of traditional Christmas Pudding in Arabella's Tea Room.
The Museum and Heritage Village feature a century of heritage buildings in a landscaped setting of historic gardens, pathways, trees and flowers, picket fences, and a memorial pavilion with picnic tables and benches.
The Village includes the original 1869 Georgian-revival style Home and Carriage House of Arabella Williams which houses the main exhibit galleries, Humberstone's first log schoolhouse where school tours are held, the 1850 log home of John and Sally Sherk, the F.W. Woods and Sons 1880 Marine Blacksmith Shop, a 1915 Edwardian Cottage, which is the home of Arabella's Tea Room, where volunteers serve Afternoon Tea with hot homemade tea biscuits and preserves, a Marine Exhibit Lighthouse, a reproduction of the parapet of Port Colborne's Lighthouse, which displays marine artifacts and ship models, and a Heritage Resource Centre which holds the Museums Reserve Collection and is open for research by appointment.
The Museum interprets and exhibits the history of Port Colborne and the Welland Canal. Marine artifacts include the Wheelhouse from the Yvon Dupre Jr. Tug Boat, the anchor from the Raleigh and a Lifeboat from the S.S. Hochelaga.
The Museum is the home of Canada's Century Car, the 1901 Neff Steam Buggy, one of Ontario's oldest existing automobiles, built by Benton Neff at the Neff Foundry in Humberstone, which is part of Port Colborne today.
This little steam buggy had a 100-year adventure across North America, before returning home to Ontario on Sept. 8, 2001, exactly 100 years to the day it was put on the road Sept. 8, 1901.
280 King Street 905-834-7604 email@example.com
Hours of Operation
The Museum, Heritage Village
and Gift Shop
Open Daily from May 1 - December 20
12 - 5 p.m., including Holidays
Arabella's Tea Room
Open Daily from June - September
2 - 4 p.m., including Holidays
Tours offered on request.
Handicapped washrooms available.
Lots of Free Parking.
Seniors & Students: $ 3.00
Individuals: $ 5.00
Families: $ 10.00
Life Patron:$ 100.00
Donations of $20.00 or more receive an Income Tax Receipt
Memorial Donations receive an Income Tax Receipt and the name of the deceased is engraved on our Memorial Plaque in the Museum Foyer.
Bequests are recognized by name and date on our Bequest and Memorial Plaque.