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Merrickville Blockhouse Museum

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Address: Adjacent to The Wall of The Top Lock, Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0, Canada
10:00 - 17:00
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Great Canadian History

The Merrickvile Blockhouse is situated next to the Rideau canal. It along with a number of other historic spots in Merrickville make for a very satisfying visit to the lovely... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Hamilton Ontario Canada
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Hamilton Ontario Canada
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

The Merrickvile Blockhouse is situated next to the Rideau canal. It along with a number of other historic spots in Merrickville make for a very satisfying visit to the lovely canal side village.

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Angus, Canada
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Historic Merrickville and the historic Blockhouse Museum! The Blockhouse is situated right along side the beautiful Rideau Canal. It's maintained beautifully and if full of amazing artifacts and history of not only the Blockhouse but also the history of the whole town and area! Amazing! Well done Merrickville for keeping history alive!

Thank Charlene G
Kemptville, Ontario
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

This looks into 19th century life in a small Canadian village. Many interest artifacts and pieces from the 19th century. Not a lot to see. It will take about an hour.

Thank Debbie O
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Great place to walk around and see how people lived years ago.Allowed to take pictures. There is no charge to go in and look

Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The blockhouse is one of the last remaining ones on the Rideau Canal. The museum provided an overview of the canal and the purpose of the blockhouse. It also provided some local history that was interesting.

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Beach Lake, PA
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

The museum had several exhibits inside and gave a good history of blockhouses in general and of the Rideau Canal in particular. The canal was built for a military purpose and the locks are all hand operated. Before or after seeing the museum, which is free, watch the locks being opened and closed. You can even walk over the locks.

Thank 551melm
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

When you visit Merrickville for the first time, a prime attraction has to be a tour of the military blockade next to the locks.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The blockhouse in Merrickville gives a full history of the incredible feat of building the Rideau Canal. There are lots of artifacts, photos, and a good video detailing this UNESCO World Heritage site. There is no charge to enter but a donation is requested. Well worth a visit.

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Kemptville, Canada
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

The historical society that looks after this museum is doing a brilliant job. The staff I met were very friendly, professional, and very knowledgable. This museum opens up one's eyes about our not too distant past, how our ancestors lived, worked, and protected the canal. I highly recommend this museum to any visitor to Merrickville.

Thank Richard B
Smiths Falls, Canada
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Good wet day attraction. Free. Absorbs you in the history of merrickville. 1of 4 blockhouses built by colonel by. Never used in anger though. Some artefacts of a bygone era.has one of merrickville train station signs. Now defunct. Well worth a trip.

Thank jimbo862

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