Glengarry Pioneer Museum opens for the summer season


The rural location and vast open grounds make this historic museum just over the border in Dunvegan, Ontario an attractive day-trip destination.

Feeling overwhelmed by crowds in the city? The Glengarry Pioneer Museum offers lots of rural space and is opening for the season as of July 8.

The COVID-19 pandemic created a new reality and the Museum has done everything we can to make sure our staff and visitors enjoy a safe visit to our quaint historic site.We recognize that our remote location now puts as at an advantage over some urban cultural sites where social distancing can be difficult. Our site features 10 heritage buildings spread out over 4.5 acres with vast green spaces, surrounded by beautiful fields and the small hamlet of historic Dunvegan.

For the very first time, our museum visits will be by reservation. You can enjoy the grounds, visiting the heritage buildings. We even invite you to pack a picnic and stay a while.

Upon arrival, staff will greet guests with a mask and offer either a guided or self-guided walking tour. Physical distancing and making use of extra hand sanitizing stations around the site is necessary. Only one household or ‘bubble’ will be allowed in each building at a time. There will be strict no-touching of artifacts in buildings.

People need to be mindful of our new reality for the time being, but having a fun outing to a local museum can be added to your list of things to do this summer.

The museum will be open from Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5, students $2, Children under 5 years are free. Members of the museum are always free and get half off at most events.

The Glengarry Pioneer Museum is located in Dunvegan, Ontario on County Road 24 (Dunvegan Road) at the crossroad with County Road 30 (Greenfield Road). Please call (613) 527-5230 or email to book your visit.

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