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Bytown Museum, Ottawa

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#6 of 27 in Museums in Ottawa
At Bytown Museum, learn more about the history and construction of the Rideau Canal, as well as Ottawa's formative years. Opened in 1832, the canal connected the Ontario cities of Ottawa and Kingston--a precautionary measure in the event of a war with the United States. The ease of access between the cities would theoretically open up tactical waterways for ferrying infantry and cargo; today, it exists mainly as a leisurely boating canal. Take an informative guided tour to enhance your visit with stories and insight. Please visit website for hours of operation. Add Bytown Museum and other attractions to your Ottawa trip itinerary using our Ottawa sightseeing planner.
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  • A small museum in one of the oldest remaining Ottawa stone buildings near the lower locks of the Rideau Canal. Admission is very inexpensive. The history you see and learn is quite interesting, but....  more »
  • It was nice to go in, unfortunately they were renovating that day we got there and the second part of the building was close. There is a small entrance free to go inside , but since we only looked at....  more »
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  • I really like it. The ticket for adults is $8 CAD Be ware of closing month for whole January. Make a phone call before you go.
  • Great little place, and FREE TO ENTER! It was awesome to warm up with the hot chocolate -- hot chocolate was too sweet for me, but I'm sure many would enjoy.
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