Learn about the history of Oakville as local museum opens doors again to guided tours


Published July 14, 2021 at 8:19 pm


Oakville Museum’s guided tours are returning.

With Halton Region moving to Step 3 Friday of the province’s recovery plan, the local museum, located at 8 Navy St., is once again open for pre-booked tours beginning Tuesday, July 20.

Visitors will be able to go on a fast-paced 45-minute tour of the Erchless Estate, which was once home to Oakville’s founding family for six generations and is now home to the Oakville Museum.

Colonel William Chisholm, a merchant and shipbuilder, founded the town and built Erchless overlooking his new harbour and Lake Ontario.

Visitors will also be able to learn about the history of the town and Oakville’s Black History.

Tours are available for groups up to six people from the same household. Only one person per group needs to register to attend.

Tour spaces at the local museum will be held for 10 minutes. Non-medical masks are mandatory.

Tours runs Tuesday to Friday, starting at 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. The museum will be confirming a weekend schedule soon.

Cost is $12.50 per tour, plus HST with maximum up to six people.


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