Niagara Falls History Museum (FREE Admission Every Thursday Night)


Housing a vast collection of Niagara Falls history, the Museum provides a showcase for the unique history of the famous city. The Museum has undergone a $12-million renovation and expansion. The design by Moryama and Teshima has created three unique galleries and each of them tells their own stories. The two storey building tells the vast tales of the history of the city, the War of 1812 and plays host to a variety of traveling exhibitions throughout the year. Located within steps of the museum is the Drummond Hill Cemetery, which is the focal point for the Battle of Lundy’s Lane. Here you can walk in the footsteps of which thousands of soldiers took and stand on the land which is known as the ‘bloodiest battle of the War of 1812.’ Get a taste of who these soldiers were by visiting the Museum prior to your journey.


Gale Family War of 1812 Gallery

A gallery dedicated to the history of the War of 1812 and the impact of the War on the citizens of Niagara Falls. From the onset of the War, Niagara Falls was involved in the American invasion into the penisula and was the scene of the Battle of Chippawa and the Battle of Lundy’s Lane. The collections of the Niagara Falls Museums contains many important artifacts related to the War of 1812.

Visitors will explore the history that changed a nation in vivid colour, with images, artifacts, videos and hands-on experiences meant to put you in the action.

The Niagara Falls Gallery

Once in this gallery, visitors will be immersed in the history of the iconic City of Niagara Falls, from geological creation of our famous landmark to the daredevils that dared mother nature to the stories of the people who made our city. Three interactive stations in this gallery allow visitors young and old to touch mother nature, span the gorge and become a daredevil.

The Ontario Power Generation Gallery

Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times: Italian Canadian Experiences During World War II a travelling exhibition from the Columbus Centre of Toronto.

The exhibition expresses the experiences of Italian Canadians during WWII by focusing on the people who lived through it or who were affected by it. The exhibit conveys the stories, through audio, visual and text, of a cross section of ordinary Italian Canadian men, women and children from communities across Canada. The personal stories of internees, their families, neighbours and fellow community members form the life like experiences of this exhibition.

Hours of Operation & Admission

Open Tuesday through Sunday 10am to 5pm, Thursdays until 9pm. Closed Mondays. Open select holidays, including Family Day, Canada Day and Civic Holiday.

(Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)

Admission: Adults (20+) $5. Students (6-19) $4. Children under 6 are free.

Free Admission Every Thursday 5pm – 9pm

Join us every Thursday night as we open up the galleries and provide unique and interesting programming that will engage and stimulate you. There is something for everyone. Most events start at 7pm, but Family Activities begin at 5pm.

Address: 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2G 1S9
Phone: 905-358-5082
Fax: 905-358-0920

After your visit to the Museum, don’t forget to pick up the walking tour of the Lundy’s Lane Battlefield, just minutes from the front doors of the Museum.