Museums & History

Founded in 1796, there is no shortage of history around each corner. This includes a significant number of buildings from past decades that illustrate the life of a busy and prosperous community:

The Old Stone Mill

A National Historic Site of Canada

The Old Stone Mill in Delta Ontario is a National Historic Site showcasing milling technology and 1800s industrial heritage. The mill was built in 1810 and is one of the finest examples of early industrial architecture in the region.

A self-guided tour of the mill features interpretive displays, an operating waterwheel, millstones, bolter, grain elevators, and artifacts illustrating the grist milling process through the years. Artifacts include burr millstones, 48-inch Swain turbines, roller mills

and much more.

During the summer guided tours are available featuring demonstrations by our volunteers, who wear costume resembling the era.

Visit the Old Stone Mill Website.

Delta Fire Hall Museum, 121 Mill Creek Drive

Jeff Findlay, chair of a group of enthusiastic community volunteers, is in the process of restoring the old fire hall in Delta located at 121 Mill Creek Drive. If you would like to get involved, have any memorabilia to donate, or are interested in the project, call Jeff at 613-928-2885.

Delta Walking Tour

This Heritage Tour of Delta illustrates a variety of architectural influences reflected in the buildings of Delta. Amble casually with us on this tour. Imagine the ring of the mason's hammer, the whripp of the carpenter's saw, the humming of the mill, the singing of choirs, the laughter and tears of family and village life as it was a
century or two ago. 
CLICK HERE to get detailed information on each building.
Delta Ontario Walking Tour, Rideau Lakes

11 - Philo Hicock House
10 - Richard Johnston House
9 - The Old Stone Mill
8 - Walter Denaut House
7 - Delta Business Block
6 - William Bell Store and Residence
5 - William Bell House
4 - Joel Copland House
3 - Omer Brown House
2 - Alexander Stevens House
1 - Anglican Church

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Contact: dodeltaontario@gmail.com

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