The Muskoka Lakes Museum is family-friendly and full of interactive activities for all ages.


Children are welcome to attempt our self-guided scavenger hunts that will lead them on a tour to find hidden objects throughout the musem. 

*Please note: Other activities like the Working Phones, Dress Up Chest, and Fur Trade Game are currently not available due to COVID-19.

Museum After Hours
Speaker Series

Throughout the summer months the museum hosts a weekly speaker series on Wednesday evenings. Topics are diverse and range from folk music to wildlife to Canadian history.

Check out the Event Page for the Scheduled Speakers.

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will take place in the Museum Garden outside. 

Walking Tours

Led by longtime resident Susan Daglish, walking tours of the village of Port Carling are a hands-on way to experience its rich cultural heritage. Tours are about an hour long and start at the museum. Highlights include the locks, the First Nations village, the town’s churches, the famous photo wall, and historically significant locations.

Contact the museum for more information: 705-765-5367 or Cost is $5 per person. Admission to the museum is included.

*Please note: Walking Tours are currently not available due to COVID-19.

Muskoka Lakes Museum walking tours of Port Carling

Museum Tours

The museum offers self-guided tours, scavenger hunts and activities for all ages. Instructions and worksheets can be found near the entrance.

Guided museum tours are available for groups of 10 or more. Contact the museum for more information: 705-765-5367 or

*Please note: Museum Tours are currently not available due to COVID-19.

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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