Touch, hear and see Chatham-Kent’s fascinating past as it’s preserved in the unique settings of our many interactive museums. Chatham-Kent’s museums showcase artifacts from our communities earliest days of settlement, the famous Underground Railroad, plus highlights from the region’s automotive ties, commercial inventions and local heroic tales.
The Wallaceburg & District Museum offers a fascinating walk through time with over 85,000 artifacts in themed rooms such as the Glass Gallery, School House, and Baldoon Mystery Room. Enjoy the talents of local photographers and artists in the museum’s Art Gallery. Enjoy an excellent virtual tour on their Facebook page!
The Historical Society of Blenheim & District’s Heritage House offers detailed displays reflecting the area’s history and a Resource Centre for research of past newspapers, local histories, etc. The Blenheim Freedom Library and War Museum features countless stories of local military heroes and their memorabilia.
Ridge House Museum is a living history site inside a restored 1875 Victorian home. Look for tours and events by costumed guides.
Inside a restored Victorian home, Milner Heritage House reflects life in 1905 Chatham and features artwork of original owner Emma Milner.
The Chatham-Kent Museum features a fascinating overview of local history, including displays of the Chatham-manufactured Gray Dort automobile and our world famous Egyptian mummy, Princess Arsinoe.