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Oakville Museum, Oakville

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The historic buildings of Erchless Estate were once home to Oakville’s founding family but are now the setting for Oakville's community museum. Colonel William Chisholm, an enterprising merchant and shipbuilder, founded the town and built Erchless overlooking his new harbour and Lake Ontario.

Today, visitors can still enjoy that magnificent view and explore the beautiful buildings, grounds and gardens of Erchless. The Oakville Museum offers guided tours of the Chisholm family home, changing exhibitions, special events and programs that tell the fascinating stories of our town.

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  • This was the third participating Oakville site we visited during Doors Open Halton Region on Sat, Sep 29. The girl at the lobby informed us that we were to go on a self-guided tour of Oakville Museum....  more »
  • As a visitor from England I am always interested in visiting historical houses of country’s I visit. I went with Canadian friends who live locally but had never been themselves. We all enjoyed the...  more »
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  • I have lived in Oakville for over 10 years and honestly I did not know that this place even existed! Although Oakville is small, it is jam packed with interesting history! Did you know that Oakville was a route for freed slaves to come in through the Underground Railroad? The main family exhibit was wonderful and the tour guide was great, but when we reached the Underground Railroad Exhibit I felt that the tour guide was being a insensitive.
  • Nice place. I stumbled into it while walking nearby and it was a nice surprise. It's not huge but it offers a nice glimpse of the way people lived in Oakville back in days. The admission is free.
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