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Bytown Museum

Housed in Ottawa's oldest stone building, the Bytown Museum traces the history of Ottawa's early years -- from the construction of the Rideau Canal to the city role as the nation's capital.

1 Canal Lane 
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5P6 
tel.: 613-234-4570 

Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

Discover the the Cold War era on a tour of this 100,000 square foot facility and see the Medical Centre, the Bank of Canada Vault, the Prime Minister's Suite and more."

3911 Carp Road, Box 466 
Carp, Ontario K0A 1L0 
tel.: 613-839-0007 
toll free: 1-800-409-1965 

Goulbourn Museum

This museum looks at rural life beginning with the creation of the Richmond military settlement in 1818; a History Centre provides information about local families and community life.

2064 Huntley Road 
Stittsville, Ontario K2S 1B8 
tel.: 613-831-2393 

Osgoode Township Historical Society and Museum

This museum focuses on agricultural development, pioneer life and the people of Osgoode Township from 1826 to the present day.

7814 Lawrence Street, P.O. Box 74
Vernon, Ontario K0A 3J0
tel.: 613-821-4062

Ottawa Jewish Archives

The Ottawa Jewish Archives was founded in 1969 to gather, record and preserve historical records from the Jewish community. Find records from: businesses, community organizations, educational institutions, information about families, individuals and congregations.

21 Nadolny Sachs Private 
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1R9 
tel.: 613-798-4696, ext. 260 
fax: 613-798-4695 

Ottawa Room

The Ottawa Room collection was set up in 1955 during the City of Ottawa centenary celebrations. This unique collection preserves the written heritage of the City of Ottawa, and provides researchers and citizens interested in local history and literary works by Ottawa authors. You will also information on these subjects: Architecture, Festivals, Industry, Biography, Geography, Local Elections, Culture, Genealogy, Municipal Administration, Demography, Heritage, Police and Law Enforcement, Education, History, Literature and Tourism.

Ottawa Public Library 
120 Metcalfe Street 
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M2 
tel.: 613-580-2940

Vanier Museopark

The Muséoparc Vanier Museopark is named for its location in the Richelieu Park. The Museopark preserves the history of the Vanier District. It is the capital region's newest and only Francophone museum in Ottawa. It is also one of the rare Canadian museums outside of Quebec dedicated to the French-speaking community. The museum looks at the natural history of the Richelieu-Vanier forest.

300, des Pères Blancs avenue, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario (Vanier district) K1L 7L5
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 32001

Watson's Mill

Watson's Mill is one of the best-preserved examples of 19th century mill architecture and the only operating industrial heritage site within the City of Ottawa. It is designated as part of historic Dickinson Square, at the heart of the Village of Manotick.

Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A2 
tel.: 613-692-MILL (6455)