Niagara History Museum
Welcome to the Niagara History Museum, the oldest Canadian museum in history, first founded by Thomas Barnett in 1827. This museum actually once housed the mummy of King Ramesses I for 140 years, the museum not knowing it was the king himself! Once discovered who the mummy belonged to it was returned to Egypt in 2003.
During your visit today, your group will be able to explore various exhibits featuring important tidbits of local history, a great educational experience for guests of all ages. The museum provides a 'showcase for the unique past of the famous city', holding 3 different galleries inside including the Gale Family War of 1812 Gallery, the Community Gallery, and the Ontario Power Generator Gallery. You can learn all about the Battle of Lundy's Lane, local culture and social life, and hydroelectricity respectively within these galleries.
After you've explored the exhibits take time to walk over to the Drummond Hill Cemetery, the spot where the Battle of Lundy's Lane took place, this considered to be the 'bloodiest battle of the War of 1812'. There are guided tours available for school groups, as well as an onsite gift shop you will want to visit to pick up your souvenir or educational materials before you go.