Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village Kingsville
Where is it at?
Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village
6155 Arner Townline
County Road 23, RR#2
Where are we going today?
Love history? Then why not LIVE it at the Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village in Ontario?
This fascinating experience lets you actually experience history, rather than just read about it. This 25,000 sq foot experience is home to a number of modes of transportation, with some that date back all the way to the late 1800s! You can explore various modes of transport - it doesn't just mean the car, or the train!
How about learning about the horse and oxen drawn carts, or those fire trucks, or perhaps a 1904 Mitchell horse drawn hearse? Have you ever wanted to see the OLDEST internal combustion engine that was made in Canada? (Here's a fun fact - it was made back in 1893!) AND it still runs!
There are hot rods, race cars, cariolets, hard tops, convertibles, taxi cabs...and even military vehicles just to name a few. An incredible collection!
Then of course, there is the Heritage Village! This fascinating part of the Canadian Transportation Museum has over a dozen historic buildings, each with a local significance. Each building is from a bygone era, and really lets you use your imagination as you walk around. What kind of people worked here? Who would have used these buildings?
Kids will love to see the one room schoolhouse - how different is it from theirs today? (We imagine VERY different!) The Heritage Village also has a barbershop, general store and log homes, just to name a few.
For a fascinating trip back through local history, the Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village is ready and waiting - it's a real live time machine!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$11 museum and village tour
- Children$4 museum and village tour (Ages 6 to 12)
- Free Under: 5 years
When can we go?
Hours change summer to winter. Village closed Nov to March
Closed Monday in Summer, Mon & Tues in winter.
They love having field trips! They have hands-on experiences, in-school and summer programs, as well as Grade 2 and 3 programs.
They have a 50s diner cruise-in every Thursday night from May to October!.
Any Top Tips?
"Guided Tours" are only at 10am and 1pm..
Doing our bit
They LOVE history, and really have looked after and restored everything on site. They are dedicated to preserving the history of the area for years to come!.
Need a little extra help?
If you have special needs, just give them a call and see how they can help you!.
Can I get one of those?
The Museum Store is the perfect place to pick up some memorabilia, and gifts including shirts, hats, and ceramics!.
No pets unfortunately!.