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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 PricesTuesday May 24th - End of June - Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

July and August
Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

September to first week of October
Tues. to Sat. 12:30 am to 4:00 pm

The last tour of the day will depart at 3:00 pm at the latest.

Museum is open from May to the first week of October. After this point the Museum is open by group appointment only. The Archives is also open in the off season by appointment only.
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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 newest 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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Employment Opportunities
This pages describe summer job opportunities at the Museum. These opportunities include Tour Guide, Museum Maintenance Technician and Collection Assistant.
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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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Air Quality Fundraising Project
Air Quality Fundraising ProjectThe Museum is fundraising to purchase new air dehumidifiers and air purifiers for the main Museum building to improve the air quality in the main Museum buildings for the health of patrons and our artifacts. Part of the cost of the purchase has been made possible through the Canada 150 Infrastructure Grant and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The Museum is fundraising the other part of the cost.
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