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Welcome to the Stanhope Heritage Museum

The Stanhope Museum, located in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario, is home to more than 140 years of records and artifacts. This Ontario museum specializes in local pioneer history and is home to the historic Hawk Lake Log Chute. Hawk Lake Log Chute is the only remaining log chute of its kind in Ontario. The log chute has been painstakingly repaired and reconstructed.

The Stanhope Museum is one of Ontario's smaller museums but it has one of the largest archives of Ontario pioneer history and records. The museum is only a two hour drive from Toronto just north of the town of Minden in the scenic Haliburton Highlands of Ontario.


Saturday July 16, 2016

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This day highlights terrific demonstrations and displays of heritage arts, crafts and trades. Lots to touch, see, do & buy. Fun for the whole family! All for just $3 per person; kids 5 and under FREE.  Lots of off-road parking.

Enjoy the music of the Tentshakers and Celtic Slow Jam.  There’s an early morning bake sale, barbecue lunch, and plenty of activities for the kids. Take a stroll through the past in the Stanhope Museum.

See our event guide below for more details, including rules for the Butter Tart Bake off.  New this year -- enter your favourite tart to win the 2016 Heritage Tart Contest. Two grand prizes for two lucky bakers.

Want to be a part of this event?   Email Charlene at  stanhopeheritageday@gmail.com

Heritage Day 2016 poster

Heritage Day 2016 Event Guide


"NEW" Watch Restoration Video of Hawk Lake Log Chute

Hours | Mid-June through Mid-September
  • SundayClosed
  • MondayClosed
  • Tuesday11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am - 2:00pm
  • FridayClosed
  • Saturday11:00am - 2:00pm
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