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Discovery Harbourin-person Doors Open Simcoe County

  • In-person
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
Discovery Harbour

Discovery Harbour dates back to 1793 when John Graves Simcoe scouted Penetanguishene Bay as a strategic site for a naval base. The War of 1812 sparked the construction of an active naval dockyard here. Discovery Harbour, a living history attraction nestled along the shores of Penetanguishene Bay, awaits you and your family. Come and discover this site for yourself!

Contact info

93 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene, Ontario
E-mail: hhp@ontario.ca


Year built: 1832-36
Building type:AttractionEducational facilityHistorical landmarkMilitaryMuseum
Architect: Royal Engineers with British Military
Architectural style:Georgian

Dates/hours open

Aug 27, 10:00am - Aug 27, 04:00pm

Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.