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Step Into The Past

Opened in 1962, the Glengarry Pioneer Museum consists of several nineteenth century log heritage buildings and artifacts. The museum's original structure started life as MacIntosh's Store in the 1840s. It then became the Star Inn, a stagecoach stop in the 1860s. It is this period that the inn is furnished to reflect...including the original barroom, believed to be one of the oldest in Eastern Ontario.

Dunvegan intersection, looking North, ca. 1900  
>Dunvegan intersection looking north, ca. 1900  
Step off the beaten path, between Ottawa and Montreal, and discover the magic of the Glengarry Pioneer Museum for yourself.
Like so many others, you'll wish you had come across this little treasure long ago.

Our Generous 2016 Sponsors

Thank you to all of the Glengarry Pioneer Museum sponsors!

Agricultural Exhibit

Scott Campbell

Garth Franklin

Jack & Linda Fraser

Murray Howes

Wayne & Monique Koggel

Robert & Nancy MacDonald

Ralph & Joselyn MacGillivray

Judy & Dougal MacLeod

Barry & Henrietta MacSweyn

Kent & Marilyn MacSweyn

Murray McIntosh

Neil McIntosh

Annie & Adrian St. Denis



RVA Steel Works

Hubert Sabourin Inc

Upper Canada Village

Dunvegan Recreation Association

Glengarry Rocks!

Bill Gilsdorf & Susan Joiner

Barry & Mary MacDonald

B&B Food Market

Museum Operations

Bank of Montreal- Alexandria Branch

Flair with Fabrics

Karen Davison Wood

Joan & Len Siwik

Roxane Prevost

Passport to the Past

Rory Levert

Kirk MacMillan

The Glengarry Wood Fair & Auction

South Nation Conservation Authority

MacEwan Petroleum

Pierre Aubry

Louise Secours MacMaster

The Battle of Glengarry - 1812 Re-enactment

Garden Path Homemade Soap

Harry Needham

Karen Davison Wood

Harvest Festival

Pierre Aubry

Caisse Populaire

Commonwell Insurance

John Hope

Louise Secours MacMaster

SD&G Milk Transport

 Thank you for your support.

It is through the generosity of community-minded individuals and businesses that we are able to continue presenting the buildings, tools and artifacts of everyday pioneer life in a manner that privides a tangible link with the past.


The museum is OPEN Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm

Join us Fridays under the pavilion for spinning, weaving, rug hooking, and knitting demonstrations with the experts!  Come watch, ask questions, or bring your own project to work on!

Coming Up:

Glengarry Rocks! - August 14th , 2016 - 1 pm - 4 pm

,Email all inquiries to: info@glengarrypioneermuseum.ca or call 613-527-5230

 The Glengarry Pioneer Museum parade float was a hit.    Check out the article and photo in the Cornwall Standard Freeholder:


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Did you miss our popular artifact Blog which ran weekly from June through August? Click HERE to read what our summer students featured each week on Tweedsmuir Thursday and Tools & Trade Tuesday. In fact, you can see an archive of all past artifact blogs!

This little gem of a museum is somewhat out of the way, but well worth a visit. The heritage buildings are expertly presented and lovingly furnished with fascinating historical artifacts. A big Thank You to Jennifer and her team, who took the time to show me around. All the best for the coming season!

Dagmar Vogl
Heidelberg, Germany
May 30th, 2016

I had a very nice visit of the Pioneer Museum. Greeted with a smile by Marissa who was very knowledgeable and generous with her time. She even caught up with me during my exploration, and offered helpful information on the history of the area. Each building and artifact on display are well presented and give you a real sense of what it was like living in this era. And the setting in the heart of Dunvegan is picture perfect... wish I had had more time to linger!

I will definitely return with a picnic and friends next time, and I will definitely let others know of this surprising little gem of a museum.

René Babin, Montreal
July 31st, 2015

2015 SURVEY RESULTS For the past year, the Museum has been working with Doreen Ashton Wagner of Greenfield Services Inc. to analyse supporters' experiences with the Museum and to develop ways to strengthen our relationships. Thank you Greenfield Services!

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