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


Choose between self-guided scavenger hunts or play the Fur Trade Survival game which simulates the trading relationship between First Nations people and Europeans. Kids can try the working old-fashioned phones in the Resort Room or dress up in pioneer clothes in the Log Cabin.

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. Click here to see the schedule After Hours attendees are welcome to browse the museum while enjoying complimentary lemonade and homemade cookies.

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.

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

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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