Nor'Westers and Loyalist Museum


19651 John St. Williamstown, ON K0C 2J0

Tucked among trees in the historic village of Williamstown, Ontario, Canada, is the Nor'Westers and Loyalist Museum. The Georgian style structure was originally built as a school in 1862. Later, as a centennial project in 1967, it became a museum.

 

 

Today, it proudly depicts, in a comprehensive display, the story of Sir John Johnson and Loyalist followers, who settled here during the American Revolution in 1784.

 

The Nor'Westers Company, an active competitor of the Hudson's Bay Company for the fur trade, explored and opened up much of western Canada and the United States. Some of the principal partners of the North West Co., such as David Thompson, Hugh McGillis, John McGillivray, and Duncan Cameron, lived in this area and the museum contains memorabilia relating to these men and the fur trade.



 

 

VISITING HOURS:

Victoria Day to Labour Day: Tuesday to Friday, & Sundays: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Holidays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Labour Day to Thanksgiving: weekends only
And by Appointment

 

                                                        

 

Links

Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame

Township of South Glengarry

St. Raphael's Ruins

Dunvegan Pioneer Museum

Bethune-Thompson House

Sir John Johnson Manor House

Macdonell Williamson House

Upper Canada Village

Williamstown Fair