The cultural heart of Chatham-Kent’s largest city beats in its historic downtown. Restored Victorian architecture and tree-lined streets provide the backdrop for Downtown Chatham’s vibrant collection of museums, galleries, theatre, shops, restaurants and nightlife.
Within a minute’s walk, visitors can tour museums and art galleries, admire larger-than-life wall murals, find unique gifts at specialty shops and savour local flavours at one of many eateries with patios or riverfront views.
The skate park on Grand Avenue, minutes from downtown, is open year round until dusk, depending on weather conditions.
Family destinations include TJ Stables horseback riding facility where trustworthy horses take you through scenic wooded trails.
The Chatham-Kent Museum highlights the region’s rich history. Milner Heritage House reflects a turn-of-the-century lifestyle display and the Chatham Railroad Museum features local rail history.
Art galleries include ARTspace, where local artists impress with their best, and the Thames Art Gallery, where showings will thrill the critical eye.
Chatham is home to one of the three Chatham-Kent stops on the Underground Railroad. Tour the self-guided exhibit Black Mecca: The Story of Chatham’s Black Community highlighting the struggles and achievements of blacks through the ages.
When it’s time for bed, you’ll enjoy the comfort and amenities of our selection of national chain hotels and motels, including Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Comfort Inn and Travelodge. Or consider Retro Suites Hotel, one of Ontario’s most unusual and uniquely-themed boutique hotels.