MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

Log Sawing
Axe exhibit

The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum holds the most extensive, nationally significant collection of woodworking tools in Canada.

The Museum is located 16km East of Kingston at the entrance of scenic Grass Creek Park. This beautiful site along the St. Lawrence River offers many ways to extend your stay after you visit the Museum:

  •        Enjoy the sand beach and go for a swim
  •        Over 100 acres of park for you to explore.
  •        Watch the herons, geese and other wildlife
  •        Bring a picnic and use the barbecue facilities.
  •        Use the playground & covered gazebo.


In 1967, Sandy MacLachlan created the Woodworking Museum as a Centennial Project. To house the collection, he dismantled an 1853 log house, originally built by the White family in Lanark County, and moved it to Princess Street in Kingston, Ontario. There it operated as a privately‐owned museum for over a decade.

In the early eighties, it was bought by the former Pittsburgh Township and once again, the log house was moved to its present location at Grass Creek Park. With the amalgamation of the City of Kingston in 1998, the museum became the responsibility of the Culture and Recreation Division in the Corporation of the City of Kingston.

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2993 Hwy 2 East (at Grass Creek Park)
April 2 - Victoria Day: Tues-Fri 12 am-4 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm; Victoria Day - Labour Day: Tues-Sun 10 am-5 pm; Labour Day - 30 Nov: Tues-Fri 12-4 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm
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(613) 542-0543