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Horseless Carriage Museum

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Address: 1427 County Road 8 | Fenelon Falls, Fenelon Falls, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 1N0, Canada
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+1 705-738-9576

The Horseless Carriage Museum is a unique, privately-owned museum...

The Horseless Carriage Museum is a unique, privately-owned museum specializing in pre-1914 transportation and early mechanical technology. We feature five century-old vehicles and a 1895 Sawyer & Massey steam traction engine, rare mechanical music machines and an 1890's General Store, and more. Bus and group tours welcome. Check out our website and blog for more information. (Please note: We are located midway between Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls on County Road 8. Please call ahead for an appointment!

Open May to November .......weather permitting!

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I can't say much about this collection that hasn't been already said but I agree with all the other reviewers. It's an unrivalled collection in Ontario with artifacts that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
Gary M

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Lindsay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A little gem a couple miles from our place. We dropped in for a visit, as they have a little store for Maple syrup, natural honey and all sorts of country knicknacks. Tours are usually booked in advance by phone, but we just dropped in while the family was gardening. They opened up and the owner gave me a quick... More 

Thank Krazykawarthan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I can't say much about this collection that hasn't been already said but I agree with all the other reviewers. It's an unrivalled collection in Ontario with artifacts that won't be found anywhere else in Canada. Throw in the owner as an authoritative and entertaining guide and you will spend a delightful day in a country setting within an easy... More 

Thank Gary M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Visited this musuem over the past weekend and was very surprised. I didn't even know most of this stuff existed but to find a collection of so much Canadian history under one roof is amazing. There are items in this collection large national museums in many countries would jump at. And what's even better?, everything in this collection actually works.... More 

Thank David W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Funny entertaining guide, who is extraordinarily knowledgeable about 19th and early 20th century cars, music players and other antiquities. It was incredible to see some of these century old machines restored and actually still working! Great store with unique gifts and items as well. A fantastic stop between Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls, ON - well worth the trip!

Thank Sheryl L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This little museum has so much more than just old cars. Many antiques of the day including bikes, music boxes, tools, advertising. The owner / guide is exceptionally knowledgeable and gives a great tour. The more questions you ask the more detail you get. I would go again anytime I'm in the area. Please call first to make an appointment... More 

Thank Chad J
Rockwood, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We dropped in without reservations but Mr Bennett opened up to show 8 of us his indescribable collection. Horseless carriages, steam cars and engines and priceless music boxes, players, mechanical machines from times gone buy. Most of this stuff should be in a Canadian Museum it is so rare. The history of each piece is told by Mr. Bennett which... More 

Thank Dwight6790
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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189 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Horseless Carriage Museum is a non-profit museum featuring early transportation and mechanical antiquities. It is owned and operated by the Bennett family and was started in an attempt to preserve Canadian history. Exhibits of note include a 1899 Stanley Steam Car, a 1905 Cadillac Model F Touring, a 19076 REO Model A Touring, a 1910 REO Model H Truck, a... More 

Thank burr6013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I was blown away by this place. The informative tour was great and personal connections to previous owners was a nice touch. Repairing music boxes over 100 years old and actually making new music sheets for the small organs wow? If you are within a 100 miles it's a must see. I further than that plan a trip

Thank Beagle1629
Port Perry, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is a gem which is sadly overlooked in advertising material. It is a privately owned museum run by an ardent and passionate connoisseur of Canadian history who can hold you spellbound with his knowledge and articulate way of explaining the history behind the exhibits. The major difference with this museum is that every article has been restored to working... More 

Thank jimash29
Uxbridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We visited with a group of 15 vintage motorcycle enthusiasts from the GTA. The Museum is a converted driveshed on a farm, the perfect setting for showing this eclectic collection of early 20th century automobilia, home entertainment and machinery. This is a very good collection but what sets it apart is the knowledge and provenance supplied by the curator, Rick... More 

Thank n m

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