Lost Villages Museum opens for season

July 13, 2020
Lost Villages Museum
Lost Villages Museum

The Lost Villages Museum has officially opened its doors for a modified summer season.

As of Sunday, July 12th, visitors will be able to experience the local history and beautiful scenery the site has to offer, albeit with some added safety precautions set in place.

Located just west of Cornwall in Ault Park, the museum features 10 historical buildings commemorating the villages that were inundated to allow for the construction of the Seaway in the 1950s.

Visitor and staff safety remain a priority which means the museum has implemented new protocols for their reopening. Signage placed throughout the site will remind guests to physically distance. There will also be the placement of barriers limiting access inside the buildings. Entrance into the Manson/Lapierre store will be allowed while wearing masks.

The Lost Villages will be open daily from 10 am to 5 pm until the end of August and although admission is free, donations are greatly appreciated.

For more information, visit the Lost Villages Museum Facebook page. Inquiries may be directed to info@lostvillages.ca or (613) 534-2197.

Play it safe!

We all have a part to play in combating the spread of COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to wear masks in indoor public spaces and practice frequent hand washing and physical distancing. For the latest guidelines and restrictions related to COVID-19, please visit the Eastern Ontario Health Unit website.


Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Check out the Explore section of our website for other fun-filled activities to keep you busy. Better yet, consider extending your stay with a night at one of our great accommodations!

Article by Olivia Giovanniello