Lake of the Woods Area Museum Tour



 Morson -

Tomahawk Lighthouse

The lighthouse was orginally built in the 1900s and was opereated until 1962. The Pentney Family moved the lighthouse to mainland and has restored the building. Go back in time to the days of the steamboat or climb the stairs for a breathtaking view of Lake of the Woods. Open May to September by appointment only.


Lighthouse Rd. Hwy 621 




Barwick Lighthouse

 The lighthouse is located on the Rainy River.    



 Harris Hill -

SS Spohn

  The S.S. Spohn one room schoolhouse is complete with slate chalk boards and wooden school desks that once held ink bottles for students to practise writing the alphabet, reading and schoolwork. Open by appointment                            



 Rainy River -

Railroad 4008 Heritage Museum

The Railroad Steam Engine 4008 Sante Fe class T-1 with attached baggage car and caboose sit by the Ontario Tourism Bureau on Hwy 11. The baggage car holds artifacts of the era.

   Highway 11

Rainy River



 Stratton -

Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre

 Ojibway Gallery, gift shop, restaurant, nature trails, burual mounds. For more information visit their website at:  

Shaw Rd off of Hwy 11 (west of Stratton)



 Fort Frances-

Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre

 Museum houses a vast collection of photographs and artifacts related to the history of Fort Frances and the Rainy River District including early Aboriginal life, fur trade, settlement, industiral development and community growth. For more information visit their website at:  

259 Scott Street   Fort Frances




 Barwick -

Chapple Museum

This seasonal museum features store artifacts, World War I & II exhibits, local photographs, logging, farming and river history. Open May to September. For more information visit their website at:


Main St. Barwick



 Emo -

Pioneer Museum

This seasonal museum features period rooms and artifacts of pioneer life in the Rainy River District. Owned and operated by the Rainy River Distict Women's Institutes.


  Island splendor, Feel it!