44 HARBOUR ST PORT DOVER, ONTARIO. (519) 583-2660
Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
"if there were an award for the best small-town museum in Canada, this would surely be a candidate It's crammed with artifacts from Great Lakes shipping, and has insightful commentary, plus plenty of hands on displays" - Leslie Papp - Toronto Star
"One of the most interesting and friendly small-town museums in Canada" Harvey Currell -Toronto Sun
SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE
Join us for a night of Bluegrass music with renowned award winning musicians the North Cross Band. This homegrown band has earned numerous awards, including: 11 awards in the song writing category at the NACMAI's (North American Country Music Association ...
Renowned Erie author David Frew will be at the museum presenting the subject of his latest book, “Shipwrecks of Lake Erie.” The presentation will begin at 7 p.m.. $5 per person, tickets available at the door....
"Mohawk Island Lighthouse & The Imperial Towers" - A Photography Exhibit by Lacie Williamson.
Enjoy a collection of photography showcasing the beauty that is Mohawk Island, a National Wildlife Reserve, and it's lighthouse, the first of seven lighthouse...
Monday to Friday
10:00 to 4:30.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays
12:00 to 4:00.
Extended hours in
July and August.
The Port Dover Harbour Museum
The Port Dover Harbour Museum is partially housed in an original fisherman's net shanty. This section is dedicated to the history of Port Dover's commercial fishing industry, which continues to be an important part of local life.
Permanent Galleries present exhibits on the days of commercial sail as well as Lake Erie shipwrecks, ship building, Long Point, rum running, and other aspects of lakeside life in this unique community.
Outdoor Attractions include the 1932 fishtug Almidart, a 1912 lake-freighter wheelhouse, and access to the river along our picturesque wooden dock. Since 2002, the museum has been the home to a major collection of artifacts from the 1852 wreck of the
Steamer Atlantic near Long Point.