Hillcrest Museum - Historic Places Days

Hillcrest Museum

Souris, Manitoba
16 Crescent Avenue West, Souris, MB, Canada
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Everyday 1pm to 5pm
(204) 483-2008

Come see what prairie life was like in Souris’ little castle on the prairie! The museum is set in the unusual and opulent house the Fred Sowden built for his wife Maude in 1910. This castle-like house showcases unusually small furniture built for Maude’s tiny size as well as other early 20th century antiques (a 30 pound vacuum cleaner, a dentist’s cabinet full of teeth, a 100 year old working music player etc.) that showcase what life was like in Souris during the boom years of the West. You can walk the museum on your own or let a tour guide tell you the stories about Souris’ founding family.

Take time to enjoy the Lloyd Janz Butterfly and Moth Collection which has over 5000 preserved butterflies from all over the world!

Don’t be surprised if you meet a peacock showing off on the balcony as you make your way outside to the real CPR Caboose behind the museum.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Washrooms


16 Crescent Avenue West, Souris, MB, Canada
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