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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.

2016 Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek to the 2016 Events:

Historical Driving Tour - June 18, 2016

Trees, Bees, and Weeds: Guest Speakers you won't want to miss! - June 19, 2016

Smith-In: Blacksmith Festival - June 25 & 26, 2016

Quilt & Fibre Show - June 16 & 17, 2016

We Dig Glengarry: Beneath our historic soil - August 14, 2016

Glengarry Wood Fair - August 20, 2016

Harvest Fall Festival - September 11, 2016

War of 1812 Re-enactment - September 24 & 25 NEW! Haunted Walk Sept. 24


The museum is CLOSED from October until Victoria Day weekend.

Email all inquiries to: [email protected] or call 613-527-5230

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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 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

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