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This section includes local history museums, historic houses and other sites of historical significance. Museums focusing on the history of science, technology or industry are listed in the "Science & Technology" section. Museums focusing on natural history are listed in the "Creatures" and/or "Science & Technology" section. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks.

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Hamilton, ON, Canada

Military history museum. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The museum's mission is to collect, preserve, research and photograph material relating to the history of the 48th Highlanders of Canada. . .

Etobicoke , ON, Canada

An 1850's farmhouse available for events, school field trips, group tours and private tours. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

Archives for the province of Ontario. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Ashbridge Estate is a historic estate in eastern Toronto. . .

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Hamilton, ON, Canada

Auchmar House is a very rare example of a mid-Victorian estate in Ontario which survives in relatively intact condition. . .

Hamilton, ON, Canada

Battlefield House in Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario is a living history museum and site of the historic Battle of Stoney Creek on June 6, 1813. . .

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Toronto, ON, Canada

An open-air heritage museum in the North York district of Toronto. . .

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Collingwood, ON, Canada

This indoor/outdoor museum features 30 buildings dating from the mid-19th century. . .

Caledonia, ON, Canada

Caledonia railway station was built in 1908 by the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

Campbell House is an 1822 heritage house and museum in downtown Toronto. . .

Port Hope, ON, Canada

This museum of firefighting history is temporarily closed pending a move to a new location. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Canadian Language Museum has the mission to promote an appreciation of all of the languages spoken in Canada. . .

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Toronto, ON, Canada

Casa Loma is a Gothic Revival style house and gardens in midtown Toronto. It is a popular location for use in film and television. . .

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Baden, ON, Canada

Castle Kilbride is the former residence of James Livingston, a Canadian member of parliament, and owner of flax and linseed oil mills. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

Colborne Lodge is a historical museum located in an 1836 home in Toronto's High Park. . .

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Coldwater, ON, Canada

This 6.5-acre museum recreates rural life between 1830 and 1950. It hosts a large steampunk festival in August. . .

Hamilton, ON, Canada

Cotton Factory is an historic industrial complex formerly known as The Imperial Cotton Company Limited. . .

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Hamilton, ON, Canada

Dundurn Castle is a historic neoclassical mansion in Hamilton, Ontario. . .

Caledonia, ON, Canada

Local history museum in a former town hall and jail. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres are a pair of stacked theatres in Toronto. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

A historic site and museum owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust. . .

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Stoney Creek, ON, Canada

The Erland Lee Museum is recognized as the birthplace of the first Women's Institutes. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

Fort York is a historic site of military fortifications and related buildings. . .

North York , ON, Canada

Gibson House is a historical museum in Toronto. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Grange is a historic Georgian manor in downtown Toronto, and the first home of the Art Museum of Toronto. . .

Ancaster, ON, Canada

Griffin House was owned by an African American slave who escaped to Canada in 1834. Today, the house offers Underground Railroad tours and history-related programs. . .

Grimsby, ON, Canada

Local history organization. . .

Guelph, ON, Canada

The Guelph Civic Museum is a museum of culture and natural history in Guelph, Ontario.

Hamilton, ON, Canada

Local preservation group. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

Local history organization. . .

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Toronto, ON, Canada

The country's largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canadian history and citizenship. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Hockey Hall of Fame is an ice hockey museum in Toronto. . .

Midland, ON, Canada

The Huronia Museum has historical collections, an art gallery, and a village reflecting life between 1500 and 1600, just prior to the arrival of Europeans. . .

Jordan, ON, Canada

The Jordan Historical Museum is a community history museum . . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

Lambton House is a historic former inn in Toronto. . .

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Keene, ON, Canada

Lang Pioneer Village Museum is a living history museum in the hamlet of Lang in Peterborough County, Ontario. . .

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Whitby, ON, Canada

Historic house museum with an artisan shop. . .

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Toronto, ON, Canada

Mackenzie House is a historic building and museum in Toronto. . .

Markham, ON, Canada

Markham Museum is a 25-acre (10 ha) open-air museum in Markham, Ontario. . .

Guelph, ON, Canada

McCrae House is the birthplace of John McCrae, doctor, soldier and author of the famous First World War poem "In Flanders Fields" . . .

Etobicoke , ON, Canada

Montgomery's Inn is a museum in the Etobicoke district of Toronto. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Multicultural History Society of Ontario is a not-for-profit educational institution and archives in Toronto. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Old City Hall is a Romanesque civic building and court house in Toronto. . .

Lindsay, ON, Canada

The Olde Gaol Museum serves as a local history museum for the City of Kawartha Lakes. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Ontario Heritage Trust is responsible for protecting, preserving and promoting the built, natural and cultural heritage of the province. . .

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Willowdale, ON, Canada

A non-profit organization centred on the preservation of Ontario’s history. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Ontario Legislative Building in central Toronto houses the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Toronto Public Library maintains this collection of more than 80,000 "rare and notable" children's books. . .

Oshawa, ON, Canada

The Oshawa Museum has a dual role as a museum; exhibits for the general public, and archival storage of the city's historical documents. . .

Brampton, ON, Canada

The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives focuses on the history of the Peel region. . .

Peterborough, ON, Canada

The Peterborough Museum & Archives is a historical museum in Peterborough, Ontario. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Royal Canadian Military Institute has a museum, archive, library, art collection, publications and online resources. . .

Hamilton, ON, Canada

Military history museum. . .

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Toronto, ON, Canada

A museum of art, world culture and natural history. . .

Scarborough, ON, Canada

Local history archives. . .

Scarborough , ON, Canada

Local history museum. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

Spadina House is a historic mansion on Spadina Road in Toronto. . .

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Toronto, ON, Canada

The largest repository of publicly accessible rare books and manuscripts in Canada. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

History museum, art gallery, theatre and forest preserve. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

An umbrella group for local history organizations in Toronto. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

Law enforcement museum. . .

Toronto, ON, Canada

Toronto's First Post Office is the only surviving example of a post office that functioned as a department of the British Royal Mail in Canada. . .

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Kitchener, ON, Canada

Doon Heritage Village is a 60-acre living history village that illustrates life in the Waterloo Region of Ontario in 1914. . .

Rockton, ON, Canada

The Westfield Heritage Centre is home to the Westfield Heritage Village, which contains over 30 historic buildings. . .

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Hamilton, ON, Canada

A Late Classical house that is now a historic house museum. . .

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Hamilton, ON, Canada

This museum occupies the former Hamilton Custom House, an architectural landmark built in the mid-19th century. . .

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