The museum and archives offer a wide variety of tours, programs, and workshops for the public and for educational groups. 

Educational Tours and Programs 

Museum staff demonstrate at Pioneer Quest Program

Virtual Museum programs are available to groups wishing to have the museum come to them.

Virtual Tours are:

  • 45 minutes long
  • Available year around but must be booked in advance

Guided on-site tours of the Museum exhibit galleries, Heritage Village and Marine Park are scheduled Fridays in June, July and August at 2 pm. Tours are available at other times, but must be booked in advance.

Museum and heritage village tours are:

  • 60 minutes long
  • $5 per person plus HST

Book your museum tour or school program

Contact us or call 905-834-7604

 

Cemetery and Urban History Walking Tours

Tour pauses at cemetery marker

Want to learn more about the interesting people and places of Port Colborne? Guided walking tours of local neighbourhoods and cemeteries are offered by archives staff. Follow us on Facebook for upcoming tours throughout Port Colborne

Reservations are Required for Tours 

Contact us or call 905-834-7604

Summer Tour Schedule

June 3               10 a.m. West St. Urban History Walking Tour

June 10             10 a.m.  Main St. - Humberstone Village Urban History Walking Tour

June 17             10 a.m.  Tennessee Ave. Humberstone Club Walking Tour

June 24             10 a.m.  West St. Urban History Walking Tour

July 8                 10 a.m.  Main St. - Humberstone Village Urban History Walking Tour

July 15               10 a.m.  Tennessee Ave. Humberstone Club Walking Tour

July 22               10 a.m.  West St. Urban History Walking Tour

Aug 5                10 a.m.  Main St. - Humberstone Village Urban History Walking Tour

Aug 12              10 a.m.  Tennessee Ave. Humberstone Club Walking Tour

Aug 19              10 a.m.  West St. Urban History Walking Tour

Aug 26              10 a.m.  Tennessee Ave. Humberstone Club Walking Tour

West Street Urban History Walking Tour

Learn more about the history of Welland Canal and the village of Port Colborne

Main Street and Old Humberstone Village Urban History Walking Tour

Explore Humberstone village, the oldest village in the municipality

Tennessee Avenue and the Humberstone Club Walking Tour

Discover the history of this well-known local cottage resort

Overholt Cemetery Part 1 Walking Tour

Stories of local people and events abound in this tour of Overholt Cemetery in Bethel

Overholt Cemetery Part 2 and St. Paul's Cemetery Walking Tour

Join us as we explore more of Overholt Cemetery and the adjoining St. Paul's Cemetery in Bethel

Oakwood Cemetery Part 1 Walking Tour

Learn more about local people and history at Oakwood Cemetery on Lakeshore Rd in Wainfleet

"We Will Remember" Oakwood Cemetery Walking Tour

This special cemetery tour honours local people who have served in the military from War of 1812 up to recent times

Heritage storefronts on West St

Walking tours are 60 to 90 minutes long.

Suggested minimum donation per person for each walking tour is $5

We also provide any of our walking tours for a group of 5 or more at a time which works for your schedule.

Our walking tours are also available as “armchair” tours if you cannot access the regular tours. Contact us or call 905-834-7604 to book a tour for your group of 5 or more.

Paper Conservation Workshop repairing mapWorkshops

Workshops on research skills, archives and artifacts conservation and preservation, and other topics are offered by archives and museum staff. We can also provide workshops for groups.

Book a Tour, Workshop, or Speaker for Your Group

If you or your group would like a speaker, tour or workshop for a meeting or special event, contact us or call 905-834-7604