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Doors Open Ontario:

Mississippi Mills

in-person event information

Sunday, September 22, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mississippi Mills invites you to explore select iconic and historical locations, modern amenities and more. This is your opportunity to get behind the scenes and learn about our history and the facilities and services used today.

Come out and meet a friendly face as you tour the amazing locations lined up for Doors Open Mississippi Mills 2024.

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6 In-person Doors Open sites

Almonte Old Town HallDoors Open Mississippi Mills

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Almonte Old Town Hall

This beautiful historical landmark is in the heart of Almonte, attracting attention from all over town (as was the intention when the building was constructed). It has housed a variety of different operations over the years — including a fire station, police station and jail, and municipal library. Today, it's used for theatre productions, events, weddings, classes and municipal office space.

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Guided tours available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
  • Rental opportunities

Architecture

Year built: 1885
Building type: Concert hall Government building Historical landmark Library Theatre Fire station
Architect: George Willoughby

Dates/hours open

Sep 22 - Sep 22

Mill of KintailDoors Open Mississippi Mills

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Mill of Kintail

Situated on 154 hectares (381 acres) amid field, forest and the Indian River, the Mill of Kintail also offers trails to explore. This heritage property boasts picnic areas, a large, covered shelter, an education centre and a half basketball court. Visit the adjoining R. Tait McKenzie and Dr. James Naismith museums to learn about the area's two national historic figures.

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
  • Rental opportunities

Contact info

2854 Ramsay Concession 8
Mississippi Mills, Ontario
Email: info@mvc.on.ca
https://mvc.on.ca/conservation-areas/mill-of-kintail

Architecture

Year built: 1830
Building type: Attraction Historical landmark Museum

Dates/hours open

Sep 22 - Sep 22

Mississippi Mills Fire Department Station 1 — AlmonteDoors Open Mississippi Mills

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Mississippi Mills Fire Department Station 1 — Almonte

The five-bay garage at this site houses a fleet of emergency response vehicles, including front-line and training pumpers, a tanker, an aerial and multi-purpose truck, the Lanark County Rescue unit, and the 1934 2.5-ton fire truck. Behind the fire station is the training centre that is used by the Lanark County Recruit Program, the department’s 50 volunteer firefighters and more.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Photography allowed

Architecture

Year built: 2002
Building type: Fire station

Dates/hours open

Sep 22 - Sep 22

Mississippi Mills Waste Water Treatment PlantDoors Open Mississippi Mills

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Mississippi Mills Waste Water Treatment Plant

Mississippi Mills owns a wastewater treatment facility located just outside of Almonte. The facility treats all sanitary sewage generated in the Almonte ward and is operated by the Ontario Clean Water Agency on behalf of the municipality. This facility treats wastewater using advanced processes and outputs treated water to the Mississippi River. Come for this rare opportunity to see inside.

  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Architecture


Dates/hours open

Sep 22 - Sep 22

Mississippi Valley Textile MuseumDoors Open Mississippi Mills

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Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum collects, preserves and tells the stories of the mill workers and local labour history while offering an open, inclusive space for the resident community as well as visitors from across the globe. Through contemporary textiles, textile-themed art and historical interpretation and programs, this museum conserves and interprets the industrial textile heritage of the Mississippi Valley.

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
  • Rental opportunities

Contact info

3 Rosamond Street East
Almonte, Ontario
Email: curator@mvtm.ca
https://mvtm.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1866-1900
Building type: Commercial Historical landmark Museum Gallery
Architect: Andrew Bell

Dates/hours open

Sep 22 - Sep 22

North Lanark Regional MuseumDoors Open Mississippi Mills

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North Lanark Regional Museum

The North Lanark Regional Museum tells the stories of the North Lanark Region through the collection, preservation and presentation of artifacts, culture and local history. During Doors Open, come and experience the region’s unique heritage through inspiring museum programs, special events and a readily accessible local history and genealogical collection. There is also a fascinating pioneer cabin to explore.

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

647 River Road
Appleton, Ontario
Email: nlrmuseum@gmail.com
https://www.northlanarkregionalmuseum.com

Architecture

Year built: 1983
Building type: Historical landmark Museum

Dates/hours open

Sep 22 - Sep 22