Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum

We look forward to seeing you this summer !


The museum is open TUESDAY through Sunday from May 17. 2024 with the summer season ending the last week of August, and open by appointment in September and October. We are currently closed MONDAY due to lack of staff/volunteers.
Our fantastic special events like May 18 -19. The 35th Battalion Simcoe Foresters Reenactors will be recreating their version of the Fenian Invasion of Canada, our Annual Plant and Lawn SALE, Vintage Tractor & Equipment Display, Woodrow Family Farm Day, Craft and Trades Day, happens on specific dates.  We also host School Day Wednesday starting July 3rd held every Wednesday, and Crafting Thursdays held in July & August..

We are open TUESDAY through Sunday from 10 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission is by donation. Please allow at least 1 hour for your visit. Explore by guided tour or self guided tours.

We are open rain or shine and offer individual and group tours. Please call in advance to arrange  group tours.  705-955-1930

We also have a fantastic little Gift Shop you can browse while here.

FIND US  at 1474 Woodrow Rd. at the intersection of Highway 12 and Woodrow Road just outside Coldwater Ontario.

The Cory Realty team graciously partnered with members of the Coldwater Museum to publish exclusive Museum and local historical content that you can find at the museum Gift Shop.

We also share the articles in our blog!

We hope you enjoy this series of articles. Perhaps you will learn something new or be inspired to come and see the artifacts in-person on your next visit!

Your donation helps to keep our volunteer-run museum alive!

We offer self-guided tours of the out-buildings and grounds and include a guided tour of the Woodrow Homestead. We recommend pre-booking tours for larger groups by email ( or phoning the museum (705-955-1930)

The staff of CCHM is working hard to ensure that our guests can enjoy a fun, educational and safe experience.  To do this we are implementing the following:

  • We offer self-guided and guided small group tours of the Woodrow homestead, out-buildings and grounds.
  • Washrooms are available on site
  • For your convenience, hand sanitizer is available
  • Interactive exhibits are available.
  • If you are unwell, please stay home.  
  • Special events take place throughout the summer, please see the complete listing here.

Our Museum

The Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum, an officially designated historic site, invites you to awaken your senses and experience voices from the past. Discover history you can touch, smell, taste, and hear and explore this area’s story of rural and village life from 1830.

Discover the Woodrow Homestead, originally built in the early 1840s on what was once an old stagecoach route, now called Woodrow Road. Browse through the Museum’s collection of artifacts from the Coldwater, Ontario area, dating from 1830 to 1950.

Located in a 6.5 acre park-like setting along the Coldwater River, the museum grounds are the perfect place to bring a picnic, linger in the heritage gardens and explore the river trail. Be sure to stop in at the Gift Shop during your visit.

Thank You

The Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum receives funds from:

  • Canada Summer Jobs
  • Dunkley Charitable Foundation
  • The Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (Heritage Organization Development Grant (HODG))
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Township of Severn
  • Young Canada Works.

Thank you also to our generous Friends, Patrons and Benefactors

Your support is gratefully acknowledged.

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