Muskoka Heritage Place – Museum, Village, Train Claimed


Muskoka Heritage Place is home of Muskoka Museum, Muskoka Pioneer Village, Rotary Village Station and Portage Flyer Train.

Muskoka Museum

  • Located in our main admissions building beside our gift shop, at 88 Brunel Road, Huntsville, Ontario.
  • Our museum is “self-guided”
  • Takes you on a journey beginning with our First People
    • Through settlement and development
    • Industry and tourism
  • Browse through hundreds of artifacts that once were in the hands of those who shaped Huntsville
  • Self-guided scavenger hunt activity with five levels of difficulty
  • The museum is on one level and has accessible washrooms

Pioneer Village

Who settled here

Most early settlers arrived to this area because of the Free Land Grant Act of 1868 in where the head of a family could receive, on conditions, a free grant of land.


The types of activities and demonstrations that happen at the Pioneer Village are (most have Indigenous and Pioneer information available):

  • School lesson
  • Cattail dolls/warriors
  • Candle-dipping
  • Sample scones or bannock
  • Dress like a pioneer
  • Children’s games
  • Laundry day
  • Wool carding
  • Rug making
  • Blacksmith
  • Nature’s treasures hunt

Activity schedules are available at admissions desk and are posted on site.

Ride the Train

It takes a great deal of skilled manpower and resourcefulness to keep a historic antiquated railway in operation but it’s all worth it. Just imagine yourself back in 1904, heading toward South Portage and Lake of Bays.

Aboard the train

Train leaves the Rotary Village Station at 100 Forbes Hill Drive, Huntsville, Ontario on select days and times.