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Oil Museum of Canada

The Oil Museum of Canada, in the Village of Oil Springs, preserves the site of the first commercial oil well in North America. Visitors from around the world come to learn the story of Canada’s Oil Pioneers – a unique and captivating era of history!

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Getting Here

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Oil Museum of Canada
2423 Kelly Road, P.O. Box 16
Oil Springs, ON N0N 1P0
519-834-2840
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From Highway 402 take exit 25 (Oil Heritage Rd/County Rd 21) south to Oil Springs, approximately 25 kms. Look for our National Historic Site Sign.

Hours

May 1 – Oct 31
Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm
Nov 1 – Apr 30
Mon to Fri 10 am – 5 pm
Outdoor buildings are closed until mid or late May, depending on weather conditions.

Admission

Family $15
Adults $5
Students (13+) $4
Seniors (65+) $4
Children (4-12) $3
Ages 3 and under FREE
Members FREE
Visa, Mastercard and Debit accepted.
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What You Can See & Do Here

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Indoors

Start your visit with a quick movie in our theatre, then visit our galleries of interesting artifacts. Don't miss the interactive Foreign Drilers tent!

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Outdoors

Visit our many historic buildings filled with information and artifacts. See jerker lines, holding tanks, and the site of the first commercial oil well in North America.

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Driving Tour

Follow the Oil Heritage District Driving Tour to see many of local oil history highlights.

Upcoming Events

Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour

Sunday, July 7, 2019 - Sunday, September 1, 2019

Take a guided horse-drawn wagon tour from the Oil Museum of Canada through the Fairbank Oil Fields to see a pocket of history where the past is still present- historic oil wells still working away.

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Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour

Take a guided horse-drawn wagon tour from the Oil Museum of Canada through the Fairbank Oil Fields to see a pocket of history where the past is still present- historic oil wells still working away. Included in Museum Admission Limited seating. First come, first served. Weather permitting.

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Lambton Fall Colour & Craft Festival

October 19th & 20th. The 2019 Fall Colour & Craft Festival features over 90 craftspeople. Stop by to start your holiday shopping.

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Researching Your Property

Join us Tuesday, July 9 from 2-4 p.m.and Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. to discover the resources available to uncover your property’s past. This session will assist with navigating the ONLAND website, a free resource that shares access to official property related information and documents. A Lambton County Archivist will instruct members how to connect property history with genealogy research. Pre-registration is required.

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Canada’s Waterscapes

Join us at Lambton Heritage Museum May 1 – September 30, 2019 to explore your aquatic side in this engaging, family-friendly, interactive exhibition.

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