Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre
Welcome to the one-of-a-kind Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre, a step into the past to explore what it truly means to have a summer in Muskoka. The unparalleled facility aims to promote and preserve the traditions of the steamship, boat building and resort era while continually educating the public about these fascinating times.
Feast your eyes on Grace & Speed, North America’s only in-water exhibit of working antique boats. Featuring boats from local builders, Grace & Speed is awe-inspiring.
View all the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre has to offer, from permanent and feature exhibits, to meetings and conventions and even weddings and receptions. Connecting with the Community is an ongoing program at the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre that offers new exhibits, an interesting speaker series and live demonstrations. Contact the Centre for a complete program guide, and schedule.
Come and discover all that is uniquely wonderful about this stunning slice of Ontario. It’s the real deal.
Hours of Operation
Summer Hours (June 16 to October 14)
Saturday, Sunday, Monday - 10am to 4pm
Tuesday through Friday -10am to 6pm
Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Christmas Season Hours of Operation:
*There are times when the centre is closed for private functions. The Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre is a very popular event venue and we rely on this additional revenue to supplement our operating budget. We do make every effort to ensure these functions take place after hours but we do request that you please call ahead if you are travelling long distances to visit.*
Adults - $7.50
Seniors - $5.50
Children - $3.50
Family - $18.50
Muskoka Steamship & Historical Society Members - FREE!
Cruise passengers receive 50% off admission!!
PLEASE NOTE: Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre will be closing at 2:00pm on Wednesday August 16
$4.00 per person – includes a tour guide
Other Important Information
• Free parking
• Free boat docking
• Universal access
• Steamship Bay Gift Shoppe accepts Visa, MasterCard and Interac
• Gift certificates are available for both museum admissions and gift shop products.
275 Steamship Bay Rd.
Gravenhurst, ON, P1P 1Z9
Ann Curley - Operations Manager/Curator
Did you know?
- The R.M.S. Segwun continues to be recognized by Canada Post as a "Royal Mail Ship" and that mail can be hand-franked or cancelled from the ship as they did more than 100 years ago.
- In 1974, the Segwun was recommissioned by Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
- In 1996, the Wanda III Steam Yacht was recommissioned by Prime Minister Jean Chretien.
- The Segwun's coal comes all the way from Kentucky.
- Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre opened in 2006 and celebrates Muskoka's steamship era, grand resorts and hotels and the region's rich boat-building history.
- Wenonah II is Canada's newest passenger vessel combining turn-of-the-century charm with modern conveniences such as air-conditioning and an on board elevator.
- The Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre is home to North America's largest in-water display of antique and classic boats.
- The ship's private label wine is one of the few given permission by the LCBO to be sold in stores throughout Ontario.
- In 2001 and 2002, the Segwun won the award of "Best Large Attraction" by Attractions Canada.
- In 1988, the Segwun won the prestigious "Phoenix Award" presented by the Society of American Travel Writers. Recipients are chosen for their outstanding efforts in preservation and conservation.
- In years past, a steamship purser used to take tickets as passengers boarded. Today, our Purser is responsible for all guest services on board including your dining experience.
- The Segwun used to carry passengers, freight and mail to a variety of ports on the Muskoka lakes before the days of the automobile.
- Each year, the Segwun and Wenonah II host upwards of 30 memorable wedding ceremonies and receptions.
- In recent years the shift to air transport for mail has left only three ships with the right to the prefix; RMS Segwun, which serves as a passenger vessel in Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada, RMS St Helena, which serves the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic, and RMS Queen Mary 2. QM2 was conferred "RMS" by Royal Mail when she entered service in 2004 on the Southampton to New York route as a gesture to Cunard's history – The RMS Segwun is the oldest Royal Mail Ship in the world.