Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre - Historic Places Days

Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre

Cobourg, Ontario
House Museum/Homestead
141 Orr Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 0J6
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10am - 5pm

The Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre celebrates the history of the Lake Ontario harbour town of Cobourg.  It is housed near the centre of town in a restored stone building, recently saved from collapse, and a workman’s cottage moved to the site.

A new theme is presented each year and in 2021 is celebrating “The Heinous, the Heroic and the High Flyers”.  Fall visiting hours are SAT. 10-5  SUN 1-5 until October 10 when we close for the season.  Please check our website for updates.

Outdoors, a model railway tells the story of the infamous Cobourg & Peterborugh Railway.


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

Fun Facts

There’s an operating 1/20 scale railway onsite.  It tells the story of the Cobourg & Peterborough Railway and its ill-fated Rice Lake Bridge.


141 Orr Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 0J6
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