Niagara Falls History Museum
Welcome to 'one of the best, most affordable and enjoyable attractions for people of all ages' visiting the Niagara Falls area, the Niagara Falls History Museum. This museum is located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and works to provide guests with an educational, entertaining, and interactive look at important pieces of local Niagara Falls history.
The museum was first founded by Thomas Barnett, an Englishman from Birmingham, in 1827. It is known as the oldest Canadian museum and once housed an extremely important piece of world history; the mummy of King Ramesses I! This mummy was here for 140 years, though it was not known it was the king's mummy, and when it was discovered as such it was returned to Egypt in 2003.
The exhibits you will find inside today reflect local history and feature several hands-on exhibits, as well as an onsite gift shop. The exhibits provide a showcase for the unique past of this famous city, with 3 main galleries inside; the Gale Family War of 1812 Gallery, which focuses mainly on the Battle of Lundy's Lane, the Community Gallery, focusing on local culture, geology, and social life, and the Ontario Power Generation Temporary Gallery, hosting a wide variety of subjects such as local heroes, electricity, honeymoons, and more.
Many people expand their historical exploration here by taking a walking tour of nearby Drummond Hill Cemetery, site of the aforementioned Battle of Lundy's Lane, known as the bloodiest battle of the War of 1812.
"While here try on a replica uniform from the War of 1812 and feel the wool and the weight of a musket, build a bridge to span the Niagara Gorge or walk the tightrope like the daredevils from the past." - Niagara Falls History Museum