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Niagara Falls History Museum

5810 Ferry St, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 1S9, Canada
+1 905-358-5082
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A Distance from the Falls, But Worth the Effort

This museum is just a tad further "uphill" from the downtown area. There is an old church building... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kmgIL
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Pekin, Illinois
Very nice museum

WE set aside a hour or so of time to visit this museum and we enjoyed it very much. Entry was only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
freedom78
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Green Bay, WI
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The Museum is housed within the old Stamford Town Hall built in 1874. The Lundy's Lane Historical Society was given the building in 1971, becoming the Lundy's Lane Historical Museum. On January 1st, 2010, the City of Niagara Falls took direct operation of the museum and it became Niagara Falls History Museum. Housing a vast collection of Niagara Falls history, the Museum provides a showcase for the unique past of the famous city. The Museum's recent $12M renovation and expansion creates a dynamic space to examine and explore our diverse history. It re-opened to the public on July 21, 2012. The renovation and expansion was designed by Toronto architecture firm Moriyama and Teshima, and now features three remarkable galleries telling the most compelling Niagara Falls stories with engaging hands-on exhibitions. The Museum is located within steps of the Drummond Hill Cemetery, the focal point of the Battle of Lundy's Lane, considered the "bloodiest battle" of the War of 1812. The starting point for any trip to this battlefield will be a visit to the Museum.Besure to also check out the Battle Ground Hotel Museum and Willoughby Historical Museum.The Niagara Falls Museums are a municipally-run trio of sites dedicated to preserving the history of the City of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area. Using both artifacts and text, they highlight the large and small things that made up daily life in the area's rich history. The Niagara Falls History Museum looks at early Black history, the War of 1812, notables like Sir Isaac Brock and Laura Secord, and even historic souvenirs. The Battle Ground Hotel Museum focuses on early tourism, from a time when tourists came to see not just the falls but also the 1812 battlefield. And Willoughby Historical Museum looks at everyday rural life, as well as commemorating the Battle of Chippawa. All three sites offer extensive collections, as well as programs and activities for schools and the public. The History Museum and the Willoughby Museum also offer research opportunities.
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5810 Ferry St, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 1S9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is just a tad further "uphill" from the downtown area. There is an old church building on the left, attached to a new atrium space. I didn't see the sign out front when I drove past twice..it sits at entrance level, and if...More

Thank kmgIL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE set aside a hour or so of time to visit this museum and we enjoyed it very much. Entry was only $5 and lots to read and see. They were celebrating 150 years with a unique room of 150 stories and corresponding artifacts. We...More

Thank freedom78
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Our time and money spent here was very much worth it . A lot of Falls history and items plus a lot of the war history and items . Everything very well displayed and they have a gift shop .

Thank TBIRDMAN
Reviewed 4 October 2017

There are 3 galleries to explore in a self-guided tour. Helpful staff answered our questions. It is a concise and interesting look at the history of the area. There is a display on the war of 1812. The 150 human interest stories and 150 artifacts...More

Thank 2onvacaton
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This was a great find and well worth the $5 dollars each to get in. It was really interesting, well laid out, with a range of exhibits, plus an exhibit room dedicated solely to the little known 1812 GB-USA war (in the UK anyway). There's...More

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Clark B, Manager at Niagara Falls History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope you come back to Canada in the future.

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The museum was a pleasant surprise. They have their own parking lot in the back. It is metered parking, and free on Sunday's. They also have First Friday events that are worth checking out. We spent about an hour there. The Canadian 150 exhibit is...More

Thank Fatma K
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Niagara Falls History Museum currently has the 150 objects and 150 stories to celebrate Canada's 150. you'll get a guide which is pack with liner notes. worthy visit for all

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We have not visited since it moved to its new location. There was not much to see but what they had was very nice.

Thank Joerenard305
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I would like to share about my visit to the Niagara Falls History Museum. It was a pleasure to visit the museum and their special exhibition Pieces of Canada, 150 objects - 150 stories. The experience was so powerful I could not stop talking about...More

Thank Mira V
Clark B, Manager at Niagara Falls History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Mira, glad you enjoyed your visit and "Pieces of Canada". Really appreciate you sharing your experience.

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful step out of the fast paced tourism of the falls. It was a laid back wonderful museum for kids and adults both. We loved the walking tour and learning about the battle at Lundy Lane and the war of 1812, the...More

Thank Wendy S
Clark B, Manager at Niagara Falls History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for paying us a visit and the wonderful review. Hope you are able to come back again sometime soon.

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Miranda J
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Response from Mira V | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how much in detail you want to read through captions and stories. The receptionist has the booklets to take around the exhibition. You also have an option to listen to the stories that inspired the choice of the... More
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sandy s
16 May 2017|
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Response from Clark B | Property representative |
There is lots of parking in our neighbourhood. The most logical is immediately behind the museum on Sylvia Place. There is a parking lot there, the three spots immediately behind the museum are free parking, the rest of... More
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