Oakville Museum Programs and Events

Oakville Museum Guided Tour

Oakville Museum Guided Tour

Oakville Museum Guided Tour

Pre-booked tours available:
Tuesday to Sunday from 1 to 4:45 p.m.
Fee per tour: $12.50 plus HST (max 6 people)

Join our expert staff for a fun and fast-paced 45-minute guided tour of the beautiful Erchless Estate. Learn about the Chisholms, Oakville's founding family who called the museum home for six generations. Gain insight into the history of the town, including facts you probably didn't know about Oakville's Black History. Tours are available for groups of up to six people from the same household. Only one person per group needs to register to attend. Tour spaces will be held for 10 minutes. Non-medical masks or face coverings are mandatory.

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Culture Days Tour: Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

Culture Days Tour: Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

Culture Days Tour: Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

October 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 1 to 4:45 p.m. (Last tour at 4 p.m.)
Free admission but registration required in advance.

To celebrate Culture Days we're offering FREE guided tours of the Oakville Museum on Sundays until October 25, 2020. Tours are available for groups of up to six people from the same household. Only one person per group needs to register to attend. Tour spaces will be held for 10 minutes. Non-medical masks or face coverings are mandatory.

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Self-Guided Walking Tour of Erchless Estate

Self-Guided Walking Tour of Erchless Estate

Culture Days: Self-Guided Walking Tour of Erchless Estate

On display outdoors from September 25 to October 25

This year Culture Days is a month-long celebration filled with online and interactive activities. Drop by Erchless Estate for a self-guided outdoor walking tour of our historic buildings, gardens and grounds. The information panels are placed throughout the property and can be viewed from dawn to dusk, rain or shine.

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Oakville and the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Oakville and the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Oakville and the Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Saturday, October 24 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $11.33 plus HST. Age: 18+

This unique indoor/outdoor tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Underground Railroad in Oakville. Begin with an introduction to the exhibit 'Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville's Black History' and watch the exciting multi-media presentation 'The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom', a true story of heroic flight from a life of slavery. Weather permitting, the tour finishes with an outdoor walk that details some nearby locations that highlight the local history surrounding Oakville and the Underground Railroad. Non-medical masks or face coverings are mandatory inside the Oakville Museum.

Please dress appropriately for the outdoor tour and note that climbing a flight of stairs (17 steps) is part of the tour.

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