The Lockmaster's House Museum

1724 Chaffey's Lock Rd.
Elgin, ON K0G 1E0- Map It
Phone: (613) 359-5022

AAA Editor Notes

The Lockmaster's House Museum is at 1724 CR 9. The lockmaster’s house, built in 1844, served as a blockhouse of sorts for defending the canal against the possibility of American invaders. In continuous occupation 1844-1967 by five lockmasters and their families, the house now contains a museum that interprets life along the Chaffey’s Locks portion of the Rideau Canal during that period. A film, “The Golden Years,” also provides insights.
Hours: Thurs.-Mon. 9-4, June 24-Sept. 1. Allow 30 minutes minimum.