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Welcome To The

Canton Historical Museum

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Admission

Adults - $4                                    Seniors - $3                               Children (6-16) - $1                       Children Under 5 - Free

Group tours available by appointment.  Please see the CONTACT PAGE for more information

Hours

June - November                                       Friday - Sunday 1:00pm to 4:00pm

December - May                                             Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm to 4:00pm

     Step back in time to a reconstructed 19th century general store, post office, barber shop, and blacksmith shop. Examine a fire apparatus pulled by hand, a case containing old medical instruments of the "horse and buggy" doctor, and a Civil War casket. Our extensive collection of 19th Century memorabilia is housed on three floors in one of the original Collins Axe Company buildings. Built in 1865, the building was used for finishing agricultural plows. At its peak 100 plows a day were manufactured by the company. In 1924 the building was converted to a recreational facility for employees with a bowling alley on the second floor and fireplaces added. Examples of everyday life include clothing, furniture, household, kitchen and decorative items and a Victorian parlor. There is also a display of children's toys and games, plus numerous examples of recreation in the days before cars, television and computers. Trades represented are carpentry, printing, black smithing, shoe making, farming, ice harvesting and tool-making.