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MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

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social history, by donation, curated exhibits, accessible, 30 min visit, parking
Front of museum
Blower Exhibit

The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum holds one of the most extensive, nationally significant collections of woodworking tools in Canada.I n 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 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 Corporation of the City of Kingston. 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.

2993 Hwy 2 East, Kingston, Ontario
  • Canada
  • Ontario
  • City of Kingston
  • Tourism Kingston