Glengarry, Nor'Westers & Loyalist Museum - Historic Places Days

Glengarry, Nor’Westers & Loyalist Museum

Williamstown, Ontario
19651 John Street, Williamstown, ON, Canada
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Wednesdays to Mondays 10am-5pm

The historic village of Williamstown, Ontario, is home to the Glengarry, Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum, which preserves and interprets the history of the United Empire Loyalist migration to Glengarry County and of the Glengarry partners of the North West Company.

Come and explore the rich heritage of Glengarry County and its fascinating beginnings in what is Glengarry’s greatest “hidden” gem.  Stay and explore the rest of the village of Williamstown, which includes the Williamstown Fair Grounds, Sir John Johnson Manor House, the Bethune/Thompson House, the Celtic Music Hall of Fame, a rich assortment of older and picturesque homes, two incredibly historic churches, and wonderful folks who smile and wave.

Not merely stoic in its’ staunch preservation of local heritage, the Glengarry, Nor’westers & Loyalist Museum also enacts and hosts a wide variety of educational programs and exciting events.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

  • The museum is housed in a Georgian-style brick school constructed in 1862 and has many artefacts on display that hark back to those old school days.
  • The collection at the museum is based heavily on primary artefacts and so, between Loyalist history and the history of the fur trade, there are many rare, one-of-a-kind pieces you can’t find elsewhere!
  • Those interested in exploration must be sure to check out our Sir Alexander Mackenzie Collection and David Thompson Collection, where you can see items that belonged to these two great explorers!
  • Not only exhibitors of history, we also host many fun activities and events so be sure to check our website for details.


19651 John Street, Williamstown, ON, Canada
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