The Old Post Office - Historic Places Days

The Old Post Office

Oakville, Ontario
Type
House Museum/Homestead
Address
Oakville Historical Society, 110 King Street, Oakville, ON, Canada
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Hours
1:30 – 4:00pm
Phone
905 844-2695

The Old Post Office, Oakville’s first post office (1835 to 1856), stands beside the Thomas House and is operated by the Oakville Museum. This building was moved by Mrs. Mathews from the east bank of the Sixteen Mile Creek (SW corner of Navy and Lakeshore) in 1952.

Notes from "Posthaste! Exploring the Canadian Mail"

Oakville’s first post office was built in 1835 and William Chisholm served as the first postmaster. The building originally stood on the southwest corner of Colborne (Lakeshore Road) and Navy Street. Through the efforts of William Chisholm’s great-granddaughter, Hazel Chisholm Hart Mathews, the building was moved to Lakeside Park in 1952 where it became Oakville’s first museum.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly

Location

Oakville Historical Society, 110 King Street, Oakville, ON, Canada
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