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Take a trip back in time as you stroll through our museum and pioneer village. With one of the largest collections of Ottawa Valley artifacts, the Champlain Trail Museum is truly a must-see!

In the main gallery or Founders Hall, discover a replica of Samuel de Champlain’s astrolabe and explore Pembroke at the turn of the century as you wander through a Victorian home and take a peek into an early doctor’s office. Stroll past Pembroke’s first motorized fire engine (1923), a re-creation of Lemke’s general store and a 1930's barber shop and beauty parlour. Discover the story of the timber industry in the Upper Ottawa Valley as you view an authentic Cockburn pointer boat and learn about the life of a log driver. Pass by a large steam engine that once powered a lumber mill in Pembroke.  View special historical theme exhibits in the main gallery as well!

Outside in our pioneer village, learn about life through the eyes of a pioneer in this area.  Enjoying viewing "The Pioneers of Pembroke Township 1820-1850" mural on the side of the main Museum building.  This mural was painted in 2008 by artist Karole Marois and depicts the early life of settlers in this area.  This mural is part of a large collection owned by Pembroke Heritage Murals.

Enjoy a guided tour through Pembroke’s Lowertown schoolhouse (1838), our restored pioneer home and the Micksburg United Church (1879). Then take your time strolling through the rest of the grounds discovering our blacksmith shop, woodworking shop and various farm equipment buildings.  After your  visit  to the Museum why not check out other Museums and attractions in the City of Pembroke and in the Renfrew County Museums Network.  Also, if you are interested in going on a historic walking tour of Pembroke, Pembroke Historical Tours has several tours available!

The Museum is owned and operated by the Ottawa Valley Historical Society. Become a Member now and enrich your life by helping to preserve local history!  Check the Museum out on Facebook or Twitter!

Hours and Admission Prices
Hours and Admission PricesOpening Hours of the Champlain Trail Museum
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Kids Day Program
Kids Day ProgramThis is a description of themed activity afternoons in the Champlain Trail Museum's Summer Kids Day Program.
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Kids Program 2019
Upcoming Events
  UPCOMING EVENTS! All Museum events have been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.  Please check back in for any updates to this.
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Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village
1032 Pembroke St. East
Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
K8A 6Z2
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Pembroke Fire Station No 3 Exhibit
Pembroke Fire Station No 3 ExhibitCome and visit the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village's permanent exhibit, Pembroke Fire Station No. 3 exhibit. The Fire Station No. 3 exhibit features the Bickle Fire truck and related historic fire station artifacts from Pembroke and area.
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ArchivesThe archives in the museum is open for research by appointment from February to October. Archives research user fees are $25 per hour.
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