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May 06, 2017

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Canadian Canoe Museum

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario
Telephone: 705-748-9153
Building type: Commercial, Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Peterborough and area sustained a world-renowned canoe- and boat-building industry for over a century. Since 1997, this museum has celebrated the enduring significance of the canoe – one of Canada’s “seven wonders” – with displays of canoes, kayaks and related artifacts.

Parking
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available
Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Hutchison House

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
270 Brock Street
Peterborough, Ontario
Telephone: 705-743-9710
Year built: 1836
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Built by the townspeople in 1836 for one of Peterborough’s first doctors, Dr. John Hutchison, this is one of Peterborough’s oldest surviving houses. Hutchison’s cousin, Sir Sandford Fleming, also lived here in the mid-1840s. Hutchison House is now a living-history museum owned and operated by the Peterborough Historical Society.

Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Self-guided tours available

Kerr House, Catharine Parr Traill College

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
310 London Street
Peterborough, Ontario
Year built: 1853
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trent University’s oldest building began as a one-storey 1853 Regency cottage. Enlarged in stages, it was the home of county clerk Edgecombe Pearse, then of his daughter, Margaret Kerr, and her lawyer husband. The interior retains many original Regency details, while the exterior features elaborate bargeboards typical of the Ontario Gothic style.

Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Peterborough Museum and Archives

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
300 Hunter Street East (Museum Drive)
Peterborough, Ontario
Telephone: 705-743-5180
Year built: 1967
Architect: Eberhard Zeidler
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Peterborough Museum and Archives, opened in 1967 as a centennial project, preserves the community’s heritage through its safekeeping of artifacts, photographs and archival material. The latest exhibit focuses on Peterborough’s architecture and was designed by the students in the Museum Management and Curatorship program at Fleming College. Learn how to research the history of your home at the archives.