Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives

The museum housed in the C. Beck General store and Lumber Office (c. 1875), preserves the history of the area with Victoriana, farm implements and the first car in Simcoe county – a 1901 Oldsmobile. The Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives hosts many special events during the summer, including a Sunday night concert series through July and August.

  • Location: 13 Burke Street at Beck Blvd off main street near Town Dock. From hwy 400 north take Penetanguishene/Midland Exit (hwy 93), follow 93 to very end, turn right onto beck Blvd., two blocks up turn right onto Burke Street.
  • Season: All year. Monday-Saturday 9am-4:30pm, Sunday noon-4:30pm, Closed Sundays in winter
  • Admission: Adults $4.50, seniors $4.00, students $3.50, children under 5 are free.
  • Groups: Group size up to 100 people, any age. Wheelchair accessible. Minimum one week’s notice required for large groups. Group rates (over 10) $1.00 off regular admission.
  • Facilities: washrooms, wheelchair accessible, picnic tables, air-conditioned, self-guided tours, 20 minutes from Awenda Provincial Park, close to downtown. Gift shop, changing exhibit room, main exhibits, outbuildings, fire hall, genealogical research facilities, archives.
13 Burke Street
Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1C1
Phone number: 
+1 (705) 549-2150

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