The Niagara Falls History Museum is a museum preserving the culture and history of Niagara Falls. Housed within the historic Stamford Township Hall, the museum is located near the Battle of Lundy’s Lane National Historic Site.

The museum complex houses multiple galleries and interactive experiences, along with a theatre displaying films and documentaries about the region. Refreshments are available at the museum’s cafe, and there are family-friendly and accessible facilities. A year-round calendar of special events is offered at the Niagara Falls History Museum, from film screenings to lectures and family activities.

Highlights of the Niagara Falls History Museum

At the Niagara Falls History Museum you’ll find collections showcasing everything from the history of the War of 1812 to the people, culture, and geology of the Niagara Falls region. A temporary exhibition gallery features rotating exhibits throughout the year, with past collections ranging from topics on electricity to motel culture and currency fakes and forgeries.

Interactive exhibits within the museum allow you to try on a replica of the uniforms worn in the War of 1812, to hold a replica musket, or to walk in the shoes of historic daredevils on a tightrope over the falls.

Good to know when visiting the Niagara Falls History Museum

The Niagara Falls History Museum is within 15 minutes walking distance of Niagara Falls and can also be easily reached by public transit. Onsite parking is also available behind the museum, and the complex is wheelchair accessible.

After you tour the Niagara Falls History Museum, locals recommend doing the self-guided walking tour of Lundy’s Lane Battlefield and the Drummond’s Hill Cemetery, which are both located just steps away from the museum. Seasonal guided tours of this historic district are also available, along with the Battle Ground Hotel Museum.

Niagara Falls History Museum

Location: 5810 Ferry St, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1S9, Canada

Open: Tuesday–Wednesday from 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm, Friday–Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays)

Phone: +1 905-358-5082