Step back in time at the Muskoka Lakes Museum 

Featured Exhibition

Mack Cunningham canoe on display in 2020

Mack Cunningham canoe on display in 2020

A 16 ft Cunningham canoe made in Bala. Read More

Featured Artifact

Duke ‘Playmate’ motorboat

Duke ‘Playmate’ motorboat

This artifact is the prototype of the Duke 'Playmate' motorboat, built in 1933. Read More


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Explore Muskoka’s rich history

Set on an island between the locks, the Muskoka Lakes Museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts and interactive exhibits that provide a colourful glimpse into the way things were. Explore our First Nations gallery and exhibits on local resort, steamship and boat building history. Visit an original pioneer log cabin and watch history come alive.

Help preserve Muskoka’s past

The Muskoka Lakes Museum relies on its members, donors and supporters to carry out the very important task of preserving Muskoka’s heritage. Your generous support ensures we can continue to offer exciting programming and make Muskoka’s history accessibleto all. Become a member and make a difference.

Museum Highlights

Phone a friend

Try one of our operational old-style crank or dial telephones.

Hunt for treasures

Play with the past with scavenger hunts and a fur trader survival game.

Play dressup

Pose for a fun photo op in the pioneer log cabin.


100 Joseph Street, Port Carling
In James Bartleman Island Park, between the locks


July & August:
Wed. to Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Spring & Fall:
Wed. to Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Open Victoria Day to Thanksgiving; Closed Mondays and Tuesdays; Closed most holidays



100 Joseph Street
Box 432 
Port Carling ONP0B 1J0