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Merrickville and District Historical Society

Service: Merrickville Blockhouse Museum

Alternate Name Merrickville Lockstation ; OCR
Legal Name Merrickville and District Historical Society
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Merrickville
Address & Map
Blockhouse Park
Merrickville, ON K0G 1N0
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Intersection St Lawrence St and Main St E
Mailing Address PO Box 294 
Merrickville, ON K0G 1N0
Physical Access Partially Accessible - ramp at front door, ground floor only, stairs to upper level
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) History museum * largest blockhouse on the Rideau Canal * artifacts and social environment of a rural community in the 19th and early 20th centuries * archives of The Merrickville and District Historical Society
Hours Mid-May to Mid-June, Sat-Sun 12 noon-4 pm * Mid-June to Labour Day, Mon-Sun 10 am-5 pm * Labour Day to Thanksgiving, Sat-Sun 12 noon-4 pm (subject to volunteer staffing) * call for statutory holiday hours
Areas Served Merrickville-Wolford
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call, e-mail or visit website for more information.
Languages English ; French - Limited, artifact description in both official languages
Fees Admission - Donations accepted
Service Categories Archives ; Historical Societies ; Museums
Contact Information
Office Phone Blockhouse Museum 613-269-4034
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Ann Martin, President; Phone: 613-269-2042; Email:
Alternate Contact Michael Whittacker, First Vice President; Phone: 613-258-0477; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Ellen Hackett, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 613-269-2621; Email:
Primary Executive Ann Martin, President
Other Details
Established 1965
Funding Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119038776RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Merrickville Walking Tour * Merrickville District a Driving tour * The Blockhouse Museum booklet, McGuigan and Collar Hill Cemetery
Resources Website, Facebook
Accreditation Yes, by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site

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