44 HARBOUR ST PORT DOVER, ONTARIO. (519) 583-2660
E-mail: portdover.museum@norfolkcounty.ca
Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
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"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
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"One of the most interesting and friendly small-town museums in Canada" Harvey Currell -Toronto Sun
Port Dover Museum

SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE

   Climb aboard a 19th Century packet boat and learn how Erie’s founding, royal family created a commercial waterway from Presque Isle Bay to Pittsburgh. Ontarians will be delighted to learn that one of their iconic canal and railroad engineers, Sir Casm...
   We will be closed from 10 am to 1 pm on Tuesday, April 10th for a staff meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will visit soon....
   Saturday April 14, 11am to 3 pm

Join Jessica and Wade MacLean for a nautical themed wooden sign making workshop. Celebrate living by the lake. Choose a board, stain and design and craft your own sign to hang up at home or give as a gift.

$65 per p...

Hours
September 5 to June 29 Tuesday to Friday
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturdays
12 pm to 4:00 pm
July 1 to Labour Day
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Closed December 23rd-31, 2017

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.