Port Dover Harbour Museum

"if there were an award for the best small-town museum in Canada, this would surely be a candidate. It's crammed with artifacts from Great Lakes shipping, and has insightful commentary, plus plenty of hands on displays." - Leslie Papp, Toronto Star

Front of the Port Dover Harbour Museum

The Port Dover Harbour Museum is partially housed in an original fisherman's net shanty. This section is dedicated to the history of Port Dover's commercial fishing industry, which continues to be an important part of local life.

Permanent Galleries present exhibits on the days of commercial sail as well as Lake Erie shipwrecks, ship building, Long Point, rum running, and other aspects of lakeside life in this unique community.

Outdoor attractions include the 1932 fishtug Almidart, a 1912 lake-freighter wheelhouse, and access to the river along our picturesque wooden dock. Since 2002, the museum has been the home to a major collection of artifacts from the 1852 wreck of the Steamer Atlantic near Long Point.

Check our website or call us for our schedule of events and exhibits.


July - August

Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm

September - June

Weekdays 10:00am – 4:30pm

Saturday, Sunday & Holiday Mondays 12:00pm – 4:00pm


44 Harbour Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0

Contact Name: 
Ian Bell
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