Neilson Store Museum and Cultural Centrein-person Doors Open Loyalist Township

  • In-person
  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
Neilson Store Museum and Cultural Centre

From 1883 to 1976, the Neilson Store provided Amherst Islanders with their basic necessities. After it closed in 1976, there were many changes in ownership until the building, newly renovated dock and grounds were sold to Loyalist Township to become the Neilson Store Museum and Cultural Centre. Come and learn more about the history of the store — and Amherst Island.

Contact info

5220 Front Road
Stella, Amherst Island, Ontario


Year built: 1883
Building type:CommercialMuseum
Architect: James S. Neilson

Dates/hours open

Jun 15, 10:00am - Jun 15, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (special performance by local musician and storyteller Stephen Bruce Medd from 1 to 2:30 p.m.)