Tours

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The Woodland Cultural Centre, a museum of excellence, opens the doors to Southern Ontario’s First Nations past, present, and future. School and Public programs, offer interested visitors the opportunity to discover Native Ontario.

Prearranged tours of the Centre’s premier collections are available through the Museum Education program. Guided tours of the museum facility are created to fit the needs of the visitor – you decide the time, the activities, and the length of your visit.

We require a group of 10 guests minimum for a guided tour of the museum or residential school.

Admission fees apply to all tours
$10.00 (includes Admission + 1 tour)
$3.00 for additional tour/workshop presentation
$3.00- $5.00 for crafts

All support community members receive FREE admission to the museum including: Six Nations of the Grand River, Tyendinaga & Wahta

Note: Tours, Scavenger Hunt, and Walking Tour of Indigenous Plants workshop, are only offered on-site. All other workshops and presentations are offered both on and off-site. Please contact tours@woodland-centre.on.ca, for off-site presentation fees and mileage costs.

GUIDED MUSEUM TOUR

The tour of the museum gives history of the Woodland people, specifically the Six Nations (Onondaga, Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Seneca, and Tuscarora), from roughly 600 years ago, and working up to the present day. There are many artifacts to view, and stories to hear and discuss along the way through the tour.

Grade level: All ages

Length: Approximately 1 hour

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL TOUR

up-the-creek_-kevin-lamure_02GUIDED TOURS ONLY – MUST BE BOOKED, NO WALK-IN TOURS. The tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School gives the history of the school from when it opened in 1828 until its closure in 1970. Tour guides share survivor stories, and guests will get to see the different rooms in the school, from the girls’ and boys’ dormitories, the cafeteria, laundry room, and other rooms throughout the building.

Grade level: 6+

Length: Approximately 1 hour

PLEASE NOTE – The residential school building is currently closed for renovations. Please contact our Tours Department for alternatives to the residential school tour. 

SCAVENGER HUNT

The scavenger hunt will require the participants to journey through the museum to find the clues that lead them to puzzle pieces that will eventually when put all together, create a cultural image. Not only is this activity engaging and fun, but participants will be learning as they go.

Grade level: 2+

Length: Approximately ½ hour

We also have developed a scavenger hunt for the younger children’s groups, where they will hunt for different pieces in a sand box, examine and identify different fur pelts, and animal tracks.

Grade level: pre-K – 2

Length: Approximately ½ hour

Cancellation Policy

The Woodland Cultural Centre requires a 2-week advanced notice of cancellation or postponement for a tour. The 2-week time period is in calendar days (not business days). Failure to provide proper notice of cancellation or postponement will result in the assessment of a cancellation fee.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Courtney Jonathan, School/Group Registrar at tours@woodland-centre.on.ca or (519) 759-2650 ext 230.