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The Scugog Shores Museum Village is now closed for the 2021 season. Tours are available from September - April by appointment. Contact us for more information.

Regular Admission: Adults $5, Students $4, Seniors $4, Children 5-12 $2, Children 4 & under free.  Special event admission may vary.  Please note this site is cash only.

Visit us for seasonal events and programs: 2021 Special Events, Exhibits, & Programs

Please contact us for information on school bookings, group tours and special events.

The Museum Village is located at 16210 Island Road, on Scugog Island, overlooking the town of Port Perry.

COVID-19 Health and Safety

As per the directive from the Durham Region Health Department, non-medical face masks or face coverings are now mandatory in all commercial establishments.

Effective Wednesday, September 22, proof of vaccination will be required to enter Township recreation facilities, including the Scugog Shores Museum Village and Archives, as per the Ontario’s Proof of Vaccination Policy.

As required by the Province, all patrons 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated (both doses of a two doses vaccine or one dose of a single dose vaccine plus 14 days) and provide proof of vaccination along with identification on each visit. Proof of vaccination does not apply to youth 12 to 17 years old who are actively participating in organized sport (training, practices, games and competitions). Individuals can provide proof of vaccination by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the province booking portal or by calling the Province Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.

About the Museum Village

The Scugog Shores Museum Village shows what daily life was like in Scugog from the mid to late 1800s. We preserve, research, interpret and exhibit artifacts related to the cultural and natural history of the Township of Scugog area. The Village includes:

  • 11 restored buildings
  • Heritage flower, herb and vegetable gardens
  • Ojibway Heritage Interpretive Lands

We offer special events, birthday parties and school programs throughout the year.  Guided tours are provided Wednesday - Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m seasonally.  The grounds and buildings are also available for private and commercial rental.

Buildings

The Museum Village features the following buildings:

  • Log Cabin
  • Lee House
  • Blacksmith shop
  • Woodwright shop
  • Print shop
  • Harness shop
  • Beef ring
  • Head School
  • Head Church and Cemetery
  • Rodman Cabin
  • Two barns

Ojibway Heritage Interpretive Lands

The Ojibway Heritage Interpretive Lands exhibit is a partnership between the Scugog Shores Museum Village and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. Together we created an exhibit area to interpret the natural and cultural history of the Scugog Watershed before Europeans settled in the area.