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Niagara Falls History Museum: Step back in time and explore what makes Niagara Falls so special

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If you’re a history buff who has wandered into the paradise that is Niagara Falls, you’re in the right place! The Niagara Falls History Museum is a one-stop-shop for the region’s unique history, how this famous landmark was formed, and the remarkable stories of those who dared to conquer its powerful currents. The museum chronicles the exploits of tightrope walkers, barrel riders, and other thrill-seekers who risked their lives to cross or plunge over the raging waters. If you’re intrigued, scroll down to find out all the reasons to include the Niagara Falls History Museum in your trip!

Quick facts

Official name: Niagara Falls History Museum
Address: 5810 Ferry St, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1S9, Canada
Open: Tuesday to Sunday
Closed: Monday
Date of establishment: 1874
Original architect: John Latshaw

Must-see highlights of the Niagara Falls History Museum

The Gale Family War of 1812 Gallery

An interpretation of the Battle of Lundy's Lane during the War of 1812, this gallery also hosts an immersive exhibit that allows you to try on replicas of uniforms used during the war while exploring artifacts and weapons from that era.

Community Gallery

This gallery teaches you a little about the social and cultural history of the community in the Niagara Falls region. Check out the interactive geology exhibit, which shows rocks extracted from different parts of the Falls. This gallery also hosts two other interactive exhibits: the bridge-building activity and the tightrope walk across the Falls.

Niagara-centric exhibits

Take a look at special artifacts from the Niagara region including a Fob made of Niagara Spar, a suspension bridge cable that once spanned the Niagara River, the costume worn by the only local daredevil to cross the Niagara Gorge, and other knick-knacks that will pique your interest.

Plan your visit

Timings

Open hours: 10am to 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to Sunday

10am to 9pm on Thursday

Closed: Monday

Getting there

Address: 5810 Ferry St, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1S9, Canada | Find on Maps

Nearby landmark: The Exchange - Cultural Hub & Market (42 meters)

Closest bus stop: Niagara Falls Museum




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Frequently asked questions about the Niagara Falls History Museum

How much is the admission fee?

The entrance to Niagara Falls History Museum costs $6 inclusive of taxes. If you’re a student, you can get the same ticket for $5.

Can I get a discount on tickets?

If you’re visiting the museum with your family, pay $20 for the admission of 5 people, including up to 3 adults. Children 5 years and under can enter the museum for free.

Is Niagara Falls History Museum wheelchair accessible?

Yes, wheelchair users can access the museum using the ramps at both the front and back entrances.

Does the Niagara Falls History Museum have a gift shop?

Yes, the museum has a souvenir shop with many memorabilia, including locally-made products. Take home books, jewelry, toys, candies, or clothing as a reminder of your visit to Niagara Falls.

Is there parking available?

Yes, paid parking is available off Sylvia place to the South of the Niagara Falls History Museum.