Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museumin-person Doors Open Simcoe County

  • In-person
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum

Explore this area’s story of rural and village life from the 1830s. Be captivated by the original Woodrow Homestead and wander the museum grounds along the Coldwater River. The pioneer village setting boasts a large collection of artifacts. Bring a picnic lunch, linger in the heritage gardens and explore the river trail as part of your Doors Open experience.

The Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum promotes, collects and retains the history of Coldwater and its surrounding area from 1830 to 1950. The museum is located on the original homestead site of 1836 settler Archibald Woodrow, with 2 hectares (6.6 acres) of park-like setting that includes a variety of heritage buildings, the Coldwater Heritage Trail and Heritage Gardens. Discover history that you can touch, hear and explore. You can take a peek at the museum from home by watching the video below.

Contact info

1474 Woodrow Road
Coldwater, Ontario


Year built: 1836
Building type:Historical landmarkHistorical houseMuseumPost officeSchoolhouse
Architectural style:Log structure

Dates/hours open

Sep 14, 10:00am - Sep 15, 04:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.