In order to comply with Covid protocols, at this time the Museum Exhibit Galleries are only accessible via a Guided Tour, which are currently free of charge. Please contact the Museum to book a tour.  Visitors may access the Heritage Village without a tour.

We offer a wide variety of tours and programs for the public and for educational groups. 

Museum Tours

Guided on-site tours of the Museum exhibit galleries, Heritage Village and Marine Park are available.

Museum and heritage village tours are:

  • 60 minutes long
  • $5 per person plus HST
  • Available daily from May to December but must be booked in advance

Educational Tours and Programs Museum staff demonstrate at Pioneer Quest Program

$5 per person plus HST

Though the Village guided museum tour

Your guide will take you through our current exhibits and the heritage village buildings to learn about local history.

Pioneer Quest program

Join us for this hands-on tour where we will sneak a peak at how the pioneers lived. Our focus is the early days and people of Port Colborne. Students tour the village and meet pioneer leaders. Our guides lead them through the chores and play of pioneer times.

Longhouse Legacy Outreach program

Let us bring the museum to you with our Longhouse Legacy program. We bring our scale model of a longhouse and artifacts to you! You will discover the history of Indigenous life in this area before European settlement.

Book your museum tour or school program

Contact us or call 905-834-7604

Tour pauses at cemetery markerCemetery and Urban History Walking Tours

Want to learn more about the interesting people and places of Port Colborne? Guided walking tours of local neighbourhoods and cemeteries are offered by archives staff. Follow us on Facebook for upcoming tours throughout Port Colborne

West Street Urban History Walking Tour

Learn more about the history of Welland Canal and the village of Port Colborne

Main Street and Old Humberstone Village Urban History Walking Tour

Explore Humberstone village, the oldest village in the municipality

Tennessee Avenue and the Humberstone Club Walking Tour

Discover the history of this well-known local cottage resort

Overholt Cemetery Part 1 Walking Tour

Stories of local people and events abound in this tour of Overholt Cemetery in Bethel

Overholt Cemetery Part 2 and St. Paul's Cemetery Walking Tour

Join us as we explore more of Overholt Cemetery and the adjoining St. Paul's Cemetery in Bethel

Oakwood Cemetery Part 1 Walking Tour

Learn more about local people and history at Oakwood Cemetery on Lakeshore Rd in Wainfleet

"We Will Remember" Oakwood Cemetery Walking Tour

This special cemetery tour honours local people who have served in the military from War of 1812 up to recent times

Heritage storefronts on West StWalking tours are 60 to 90 minutes long.

Suggested donation per person for each walking tour is $5

We also provide any of our walking tours for a group of 5 or more at a time that works for your schedule. Our walking tours are also available as “armchair” tours if you cannot access the regular tours. Contact us or call 905-834-7604 to book a tour for your group of 5 or more.

Paper Conservation Workshop repairing mapWorkshops

Workshops on research skills, archives and artifacts conservation and preservation, heritage cooking, and fibre arts are offered by archives and museum staff. We can also provide workshops for groups.

Book a Tour, Workshop, or Speaker for Your Group

If you or your group would like a speaker, tour or workshop for a meeting or special event, contact us or call 905-834-7604