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Norfolk County Ontario’s Garden
Norfolk County Tourism

History & Heritage

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Alligator Tug
Norfolk County’s Alligator Tug, the W.D. Stalker, was manufactured in Simcoe, Ontario.  Tugs were produced between 1889 and 1945 by the West and Peachey Co.  They were used extensively by the logging industry.

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Backus Heritage Conservation Area
Explore the Nature Centre, 1798 Backhouse Grist Mill and other historic buildings.  Camping, fishing, hiking, nature and heritage educational programs, special events and War 1812 Re-Enactment.  

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Canada's First Forestry Station Interpretive Centre
In the early 1800’s lumbering and sawmills were ubiquitous in Norfolk County leading to the near clear cut of Norfolk County’s Carolinian forest. To mitigate this ecological disaster the Forestry Station was established in...

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Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre
This open-concept museum, overlooking Quance Park, illustrates the unique history, agricultural and cultural development of the area, highlighting the community’s diverse multicultural heritage, tobacco, ginseng and ...

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Norfolk County Archives and Eva Brook Donly Museum
The Eva Brook Donly Museum and Norfolk County Archives is located in the heart of downtown Simcoe. Come by and tour the beautiful heritage home built in the Georgian style in 1845 and explore the rich collection of artifac...

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Norfolk County Heritage & Culture
Norfolk County Heritage & Culture Division supports, encourages and promotes heritage and culture.  Our collaborative approach creates opportunities for communities to connect and participate. Inspire Educate Entertain

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Norfolk War Memorial Carillon Tower
The Carillon Tower was dedicated on June 17, 1925 to honour those who gave the ultimate sacrifice during WW1. Throughout the year, concerts are performed by our volunteer carilloneurs for the public’s enjoyment.  Tou...

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Port Dover Harbour Museum
Commercial fishing, tall ships, rumrunners and Lake Erie shipwrecks! The Museum includes hands-on exhibits, a fisherman’s net shanty, and a century-old freighter wheelhouse.

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Port Dover Harbour Museum presents the exhibit: Richard
If you lived in or visited Port Dover in the 1970’s-80’s, you may have purchased a wooden animal carving from Richard Thompkins, known locally as “Richard the Wood Carver.” Featuring dozens of his beautiful, simple but sty...

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Teeterville Pioneer Museum
Teeterville Pioneer Museum is a seasonal museum open Victoria Day to Labour Day.  The site features four original historic buildings that exhibit the early history of Teeterville and Windham Township.  Join us each Saturda...

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Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum
WHAM presents entertaining and interactive events and exhibits year round to ensure our visitors gain a richer appreciation and understanding of our community’s heritage. Small museum, big ideas.

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Wintering Site of Dollier and Galinee
Here, 1669-1670, wintered Dollier and Galinée with seven other frenchmen, the first Europeans known to have ascended the Great Lakes to Sault Ste. Marie. The earthen mounds are the remains of their hut which was at once re...

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