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The Niagara Historical Society has been collecting and interpreting the history of Niagara-on-the-Lake for over 100 years. Niagara-on-the-Lake is Ontario’s only National Historic District. Let us tell you why it is so important to Canada’s story.

One of the many programs the Niagara Historical Society & Museum offers to visitors are walking tours of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Let your tour groups experience Niagara in a unique way while enjoying the beauty of this historic town.

Our trained tour guides will take you on a walk through history to explore the first capital of Upper Canada and the place they call home.

St. Davids Walking Tour

Click HERE for a self-guided walking tour of St. Davids provided by the St. David's Heritage Committee. It was created for the 200th Anniversary of the Burning of St. Davids events held on July 19th, 2014. St. Davids Walking Tour Map and Map Index


Weekly Historical Walking Tours of Niagara-on-the-Lake

June to September: Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am

Where: Tours begin at the gazebo in Queen’s Royal Park and end at the Niagara Historical Museum.┬áTours are a minimum of one hour in length.

Cost: Tickets are $10 (includes museum admission)

Our Tour Guides

Niagara Historical Museum walking tour guides are all dedicated volunteers. Some of them have lived in Niagara-on-the-Lake for many years while others are newer to the town. Each of them has had their own unique experience in Niagara and can add their own personal touches to their tour.

Private Tour Groups

For private groups we are able to cater our walking tours to your groups’ wants and needs. If you are most interested in aspects of the War of 1812, for example, we can arrange to have our tour guides put emphasis on this area.
Here are some possible areas of interest:
• My Town: Living in Niagara
• War of 1812
• Black History
• Architecture
• General History of Niagara-on-the-Lake

We are able to vary the length or distance of your tour depending on the audience. If the group consists of individuals who cannot walk long distances, the tour can be altered to accommodate this. As well, the tour can start and end at various locations depending on your itinerary..

If walking the town does not interest your group, tours of the Museum can also be arranged. These are given by the Curator and can also be adjusted to fit the interests of the group. The Museum features a permanent gallery which explores a chronological history of Niagara-on-the-Lake, as well as temporary exhibits that change a couple times each year. This is Ontario’s best historical collection.

Cost for a Private Tour

Museum Tour
Guided by the Museum’s Curator, the group tour gives a much more in depth look into our collection and the history of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Private tours must be arranged with the Curator at least 2 weeks in advance. A minimum of 10 people are required for a private Museum tour.
Adults $5
Students $2
Regular Museum admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for students and $1 for children

Town Tour
Adults $10 and Students $5

• Groups must book at least one week in advance
• There is a $100 minimum charge for town tours
• 10% discount for groups of 40 or more
• Tour groups can also arrange to have both a Museum and a town tour
• At least 48 hours notice must be given for cancellation
• Tour operators and escorts will be given free admission
• Bus drop off only in front of the Museum. Buses must park at Fort George

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® Image: View of Fort George, Oil on canvass, C. Kreighoff 1823