The following list details various museums and attractions in and around the Morson area of Lake of the Woods. Plan a visit to see how each is significant to the modern culture of those that call Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River District home.

  • Morson’s Tomahawk Lighthouse
    • The lighthouse was originally built in the 1900s and was operated until 1962. The Pentney family moved the lighthouse to mainland and has restored the building.
    • Located at the end of Lighthouse road west of HWY 621
    • open from May-September by appointment only.
    • call 807-488-5719 for appointments.
  • Barwick Lighthouse
    • Located on the Rainy River in Barwick, Ontario.
  • One Room Schoolhouse
    •  The S.S. Spohn one room schoolhouse is complete with slate chalk boards and wooden school desks that once held ink bottles for students to practice writing the alphabet, reading and schoolwork.
    • Open by appointment
  • Steam Engine
    • The Railroad Steam Engine 4008 Sante Fe class T-1 with attached baggage car and caboose sit by the former Ontario Tourism Bureau on Hwy 11 in Rainy River, Ontario
    • The baggage car holds artifacts of the era.
  • Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre
    • Ojibway Gallery, gift shop, restaurant, nature trails, burual mounds.
    • Located on Shaw Rd off of HWY 11 to the west of Stratton, Ontario
    • For more information:
  • Fort Frances Musuem & Cultural Centre
    •  The museum houses a vast collection of photographs and artifacts related to the history of Fort Frances and the Rainy River District.
    • Including early Aboriginal life, fur trade, settlement, industrial development and community growth.
    • Located at 259 Scott St in Fort Frances, Ontario
    • Phone: 807-274-7891
    • For more information visit their website at:
  • Chapple Museum
    • This seasonal museum features store artifacts, World War I & II exhibits, local photographs, logging, farming and river history. Open May to September.
    • Located on Main St in Barwick, Ontario.
    • Phone: 807-487-2221.
    • For more information visit their website at:
  • Pioneer Museum
    • This seasonal museum features period rooms and artifacts of pioneer life in the Rainy River District.
    • Owned and operated by the Rainy River District Women’s Institutes.
    • Located in Emo, Ontario
    • Phone: 807-484-3991


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