Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene

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Shipwrecks, spirits, sailors and soldiers!

Discovery Harbour, a historic site nestled along the shores of beautiful Penetanguishene Bay, is waiting for you and your family to join in the adventure. Our story is filled with shipwrecks, ghost tours and life aboard tall ships. We invite you to celebrate 150 years of Ontario and Canada's history through Discovery Harbour's exceptional line up of events. Lace up you skates at our new Skate Trail; walk the plank at Pirates of the Bay this summer and be mesmerized this fall by hand-crafted pumpkin displays at the signature Pumpkinferno and test your courage in the TERROR ZONE at Haunted Harbour. Don't miss out on any of the fun!
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  • this hidden gem is a great place to tour, and learn some of our history. and the ghost walk is fun to explore at night. the guided walk explains some of history and unexplained things that have happen...  more »
  • A good way to get a little of the history of the area. Educational and entertaining. Check the web site for the "Ghost Tours" of the fort. Also the Kings Wharf is a must to experience great shows, mus...  more »
  • This is literally a hidden gem. We followed our GPS and couldn’t find it the first time so we just followed the signs the second time. It’s situated in a picturesque location on the shores of the Geor...  more »
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  • Would recommend a visit. The staff are extremely friendly. You most certainly get what you pay for here. It's a very good museum that brings history back to life! You will need a few hours to explore everything. There is definitely a need to walk around a lot as the premises are quite a bit stretched out - so be prepared to walk!
  • No doubt one of the best historic sites in the province. Had a lot of fun learning more about the naval conflicts in the 1812 war and the relationships between the indigenous and british. The ghost tour had great actors too.
  • Always a great time no matter the season. Something for everyone and very reasonably priced.
  • Skating trail is very nice. Entertainment, a camp fire and refreshments and a licensed restaurant all on site.
  • We love it here!! All the events are amazing very well put together. The volunteers are what make it!
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