How did Ottawa become the city it is today? Come to the Bytown Museum, the oldest stone building in Ottawa, and hear some of the fascinating stories of those who helped shape the city!
The Bytown Museum examines the evolving heritage of Ottawa through objects and stories from the first inhabitants to present day. The museum is beside the Ottawa Locks in the Commissariat building, the oldest stone building in Ottawa.
The Bytown Museum offers the following educational programs:
Guided Tour of the Museum
- Historic tours that focus on the military, pioneers, Confederation, and life in Victorian Canada.
Builders of the City: Past and Present
- Learn about the people and events that shaped both the city and the community that make up Canada’s Capital.
- Explore the history of Ottawa through the stories of famous, infamous and forgotten residents.
|Curricula (Ontario and Quebec): Social Studies, History, Languages|
|Grades||Programs/Tours||Duration||Costs: $ or Free|
|All||Guided tour of the museum||60 and 90 minutes||$|
|All||Builders of the City: Past and Present||60 minutes||$|
|All||Ottawa Stories||60 minutes||$|
Book Your Visit
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Find Out More
For more information about programs at the Bytown Museum, visit:
1 Canal Lane, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1L1