Lockstation office (left) and Lockmaster's House Museum (right) photo by: Ken Watson
Chaffeys Lockmaster's House Museum
This museum is located in the defensible lockmaster's house built in 1844. This structure of stone features a permanent display of the history of South Crosby Ward and the daily work of the men and women who settled the shores of Opinicon and Indian Lakes. Changing displays each year depict some aspect of life along the Rideau Canal. Open Victoria Day to Labour Day, 9-5. Free admission.
Old Stone Mill (right) and the Old Town Hall (background left) photo by: Ken Watson
A designated National Historic Site of Canada, the Old Stone Mill is operated by The Delta Mill Society, which has restored the 1810 mill to working order. The impressive mill building contains many interpretive displays and is open to the public during the summer. The Old Town Hall hosts events througout the year and has public washrooms available when the mill is open.
The Delta Mill hosts and participates in a number of community events each year such as the Delta Maple Syrup Festival. Open Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day and Thanksgiving Saturday, 10-5.
Free admission although donations are appreciated and there is a charge for bus tours and large groups. School groups and other groups are welcome year round with advance booking.
Jeff Findlay, chair of a group of enthusiastic community volunteers is in the process of restoring the old fire hall in Delta located on Mill Creek Drive. If you would like to get involved, have any memorabilia to donate, or are interested in the project, call Jeff at 613-924-9977
Rideau District Museum (in Westport)
Located at the comer of Bedford and George St. in Westport, the Rideau District Museum is housed in an authentic blacksmith and carriage shop constructed in the 1850s. The forges, bellows and iron tools are exhibited in their original setting. Exhibits and artefacts relate the history of Westport and the surrounding area. Open June to Labour Day - Opening time - June - Thursday to Sunday
inclusive. July to Labour Day - daily. Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00am - 4:30pm. Sunday 1:00pm - 4:30pm. Admission by donation.