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

Summer Cottage Games Series

Every Thursday starting July 7, friends and families can compete in a series of classic cottage games like badminton and croquet. Each week divisions will compete in a different game and scores will be posted at the Museum. Winners of each division will be awarded a prize at the last event in August.


  • Family (max of 4 people, no more than 2 adults)
  • Youth (12 and under)
  • Teen (13-18)
  • Adult (19-55)
  • Masters (55+)

Cost is $5 per person, Museum Members and Youth (12 and under) are free.

Muskoka Lakes Museum exterior


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

We are also offering drop in Art days on Friday, and games and activities every Saturday throughout July and August.


Walking Tours

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. Tours must be booked in advance. 

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


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. Tours must be booked in advance and social distancing requirements may limit group sizes. Contact the museum for more information: 705-765-5367 or


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