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Tourism – Museums & Historical Sites

The Lynn Philip Hodgson  Camp-X Collection memorializes the contributions of the air force during World War II. In addition, the exhibit details the once highly secret exploits of Camp  X, a nearby spy school  that operated during the war, sprawling over the town lines of Oshawa and Whitby. This permanent collection is located at the Region of Durham Headquarters.
OPEN: Exhibit open year round on all week days and only closed on
Statutory holidays.
Free walking tour of Camp X, Saturday, September 26 (as part of “Doors Open Oshawa”). Visit website for details.
605 Rossland Road East, Whitby • www.camp-x.com

In 1961,  a group of Oshawa businessman created the Canadian Automotive Museum to preserve the automotive history of Canada. Located in downtown Oshawa, over 75 vehicles dating from 1898 to 1981 are on display including Canadian automobiles and European racing and luxury cars.
OPEN: Year round except Christmas Day. Special rates and hours can be arranged for group tours – call for details!
99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa  • 905-576-1222 www.canadianautomotivemuseum.com

Downtown Oshawa displays various murals, painted by top Canadian artists, which help celebrate Oshawa’s history, culture, and people  – from the early days of the automotive industry and its influence on the City of Oshawa, to the  famous  Oshawa Generals to Northern  Dancer.  The mural beside  the Cenotaph depicts  the military history of the area  including the famous  spy school – Camp X. This is a self-guided walking tour.
905-436-3311 •  1-800-6-OSHAWA  • www.oshawa.ca

The museum  houses the largest  collection of operational  tanks  and military equipment  in Canada. On  display is the Ontario  Regiment’s  (RCAC) long history of service  and  gallantry. Also on display is the  Ontario  Regiment’s Ferret Club’s extensive collection of restored military vehicles, which includes a number  of tanks,  wheeled  and  tracked  vehicles.  Check  the  website  for “TANK DAYS” where history comes  to life.
OPEN: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays (noon to 4 p.m.)
from May until 11 November. Off season: by appointment. ADMISSION: Adults $5.00, Veterans/Seniors/Students $3.00, children
under 12 free. Group Tours available by appointment. $5.00 per person on Tank Days
1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa
South Field, Oshawa Municipal Airport
905-728-6199 •  www.ontrmuseum.ca

Located in Oshawa’s beautiful Lakeview Park, the museum depicts local history through the interpretation of three restored 19th century homes,  providing a greater  understanding of the lifestyles of Oshawa’s early inhabitants.  Henry House portrays the lifestyle of the minister’s family from 1850 through 1890s and gives insight into Thomas Henry, an activist in the development  of early Port  Oshawa.  Gift  Shop,   archives,   group  tours,  changing   displays  and children’s programs  are offered year round.
OPEN: Year round, hours vary.
ADMISSION: Adults $3, Children $1, Seniors $2, Family $7
1450 Simcoe Street South, Lakeview Park, Oshawa
905-436-7624 •  www.oshawamuseum.org

Located inside the General Motors Centre, the Museum displays an impressive collection  of  artifacts,  photographs  and  memorabilia  depicting  Oshawa’s sports scene and honours the achievements of Oshawa individuals and teams who have attained prominence  and distinction in sports.
OPEN: Year round, hours vary.
General Motors Centre, 99 Athol Street East, Oshawa
905-245-0360 •  www.oshawasportshalloffame.com

Historical home  of R.S.  McLaughlin, a pioneer  in the  automotive  industry and founder of General  Motors of Canada, it is now a national historic site. Features include the famous 55 room mansion filled with original furnishings and artwork, and a 12 acre landscaped garden with walking paths, greenhouse and gazebo. Enjoy guided tours, heritage gardens, special programs, Summer Garden  Teahouse  Restaurant, Greenhouse Tearoom and much more.
OPEN: Year Round, hours vary. October through May 31 open for public tours, Tuesday to Sunday from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. . Guided Tours: Adults $
10; Seniors $ 9; Youth (14-17 yrs.) $ 8; Children (6-13 yrs.) $ 7; Family of
Four (2 adults + 2 children under 13) $ 25
270 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa
905-433-4311 •  www.parkwoodestate.com

Durham  Region’s  largest  public  art  gallery, the  RGM holds  a  permanent collection of over 4000  works  of art, four galleries  of diverse  &  changing exhibitions, a significant collection of Modern  and  Contemporary  Canadian art, including a collection of works by Painters  Eleven, the Group  of Seven and Douglas Coupland.
OPEN: Year Round, hours vary. Guided Tours: By reservation.
Open 7-10 p.m. on the first Friday of every  month  for RMG Fridays.
ADMISSION: By donation
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa
905-576-3000 •  www.rmg.on.ca