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When the St. Lawrence Seaway was constructed in the 1950s, farmland including 8 villages and hamlets were flooded. The Lost Villages Museum Site near Long Sault, Ontario tells the stories with a museum and walking tours through homes and buildings that were relocated.

When the St. Lawrence Seaway was constructed in the 1950s, farmland including 8 villages and hamlets were flooded. The Lost Villages Museum Site near Long Sault, Ontario tells the stories with a museum and walking tours through homes and buildings that were relocated.

What You'll See

The Lost Villages include Mille RochesMoulinetteWalesDickinson’s LandingFarran’s Point, and Aultsville plus the hamlets of Maple GroveSanta Cruz and Woodlands and the farming community of Sheik’s/Sheek’s Island.

  • All were flooded for the building of the Seaway.
  • The museum site consists of ten heritage buildings, moved and restored at Ault Park. Both the interiors and exteriors of the buildings have been restored, and they have been assembled in a village-like setting.
  • The buildings commemorate the inundation of  lands to the south of the museum complex on July 1, 1958.
  • During your visit, stop by the General Store and pick up a copy of our self-guided walking tour. Browse the museum site at your leisure using our informative guide.

Admission to the museum site is free, however donations are very much appreciated.