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Niagara Falls History Museum (Lundy's Lane Historical Museum)

Niagara Falls History MuseumThe Lundy's Lane Historical Museum was established in 1961 by the Lundy's Lane Historical Society and opened in the Mackenzie House on Drummond Road, the next year the Museum was turned over to the newly amalgamated City of Niagara Falls. In 1970 the Museum moved from its former site at Drummond Road and Lundy's Lane to its present home at 5810 Ferry Street.

This handsome two-storey limestone building was erected in 1874 on the site of the Battle of Lundy's Lane and served as the Stamford Township Hall. John Latshaw, a prominent local architect, was the designer for what is now one of the few remaining structures of that time period in the City of Niagara Falls. In its early days the building's basement housed the Drummondville Fire Department.

Stamford Township Council met here until 1962 when the Township and the City of Niagara Falls amalgamated. From 1963 until 1964 the building housed the City of Niagara Falls Engineering Department as well as the Welland and District Health Department.

In 1974 the building was designated as an Historic Building under the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act. The year 2000 marked the building's 125th anniversary and the Museum's 30th.

Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain

To the right of the entrance to the Museum stands a stone memorial fountain commemorating Queen Victoria's reign of over 64 years, erected by her loyal subjects of Stamford Township. The fountain, constructed in 1901 of 82 pieces of limestone, one for each year of the late Queen's life, provided a constant source of fresh running water for humans, horses and dogs from its three separate levels. The fountain is non-operative at present.

The Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain Historic Plaque - Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain

The Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain as it looks today

Niagara Falls History Museum

Niagara Falls History Museum

The name of the museum was changed in May 2010 from "Lundy's Lane Historical Museum" to "Niagara Falls History Museum", a change which better reflects its broad interest in all aspects of the history of Niagara Falls.

The Museum is owned by the City of Niagara Falls and operated by the City of Niagara Falls Board of Museums.

The Museum's collection includes a significant collection of War of 1812 artifacts, as well as historic prints of Niagara Falls. The Museum also has a world class collection of Niagara Falls Souvenir China and Postcards. As the interpreters of the City's history, the Museum houses a variety of artifacts relating to all aspects of the founding and development of the City of Niagara Falls.

Educational Programmes

The Lundy's Lane Historical Museum can accommodate all types of educational tours and has several educational programmes specially designed to cover a range of grade levels and interests. In addition to this, the Museum staff can work with your group to find a programme that will work for you. For more information on our programmes, check out School Programmes Page

Facilities on site include public washrooms, gift shop, plenty of free parking in the Market Square, and facilities for researchers.

Admission:

Adult (20+) = $5.00
Students (6-19 years old or with valid student ID) = $4
Children (Under 6 years old) = Free
Family (Up to 5 people – max. 3 adults) = $15
Thursday nights after 5pm = Free

Niagara Falls History Museum - Timing

Monday Closed.
Tuesday to Sunday : 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Closures:
The museum is closed on
New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Labour Day,
December 23rd, Christmas Day, Boxing Day (December 26th), December 27th and December 30th.

Parking: There is a large parking lot and bike racks at the back of Museum through Sylvia Place.

Address:
Niagara Falls History Museum
5810 Ferry Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 1S9
Phone : (905) 358-5082

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