The West Parry Sound District Museum, commonly known now as the Museum on Tower Hill, began as a group of dedicated citizens who wanted to ensure the rich history of the district be preserved and interpreted for generations to come.
Today the Museum continues to preserve and interpret the core cultural themes that carved the West Parry Sound District out of a rugged Canadian landscape and explores contemporary topics relevant to today's communities.
The Museum on Tower Hill has three Galleries for visitors to explore.
The E. Roy Smith Gallery houses the permanent exhibit that takes visitors from the fur trading era to early cottage life. Here you will feel as if you were transported back in time and are on a ship travelling from Midland to Parry Sound across the sometimes dangerous waters of Georgian Bay; or working in a logging camp after trying to create a farm on a landscape that boasts an abundance of rocks.
Located in the core of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, the Museum on Tower Hill is situated within a heritage garden. Mere steps away from Parry Sound's observation tower and surrounded by the gardens created by the District Forester of the Ontario Forestry Branch, the Museum is a great family destination.
The West Parry Sound District has a unique geological profile, in addition to a culturally diverse and rich cultural heritage. Here at the museum we preserve the heritage of the area, ensuring it is available for generations to come, providing a glimpse for today's fast paced culture into a simpler time.