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Come visit a historic crossroads community of the mid-1800's.

Did you know that Ontario’s Heritage Square Museum is the only place in Wayne County where you can go back in time to experience a typical 19th century settlement? The thirteen-acre site contains eight historic buildings filled with household and industrial items used by Ontario’s early settlers and a two-story barn which houses displays and artifacts.

Every year the museum hosts almost 1000 students from area schools. Nothing brings history more alive for children than being able to explore these buildings and see first hand how different their lives would have been back then.


7147 Ontario Center Road Ontario, New York 14519

Opening Weekend June 3

Museum Hours
June 3 to October 1, Sat. & Sun. 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Suggested donation: Adults $6.00, seniors & under 16 $5.00, Families $20.00.  Closed July 4th and Labor Day weekends.   For more information or to schedule a private group or family tour by appointment, contact Ann Welker, 315-524-9330. For school tours contact Polina Doran pdoranhsm@rochester.rr.com or 585-627-3526. Heritage Square Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society. 
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Special Events 2017

Summer Sundays at the Square for Kids

Sunday, August 13, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pioneer Family Life Day

Special Donation for Summer Sundays only:  $1.00 per person

Trunk Sale,10:00 am- 4:00 pm and

Chicken BBQ by Heintzelman’s Marinade Magic
11:00am - 2:00 pm

Saturday, August 26

Fall Arts and Crafts Festival

Saturday, September 23, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Arts  & Crafts Sale, Bake Sale, Demonstrations

Last Weekend for Museum Tours

September 30 & October 1, Saturday & Sunday, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

All events take place rain or shine. 


5th Annual Pioneer Family Life Day and Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 13, 1:30 - 4:00 PM

  Put down your electronic devices, relax, and step back into the 19th Century

Enjoy some ice cream

Chat with trapper George

Join a bucket brigade,

Try out 19th Century table games

Join an old-fashion sing-a-long

Observe needle arts and try your skill

Watch a wood burning artist in action

Take home a craft

Practice 19th Century housekeeping chores

Use stilts, play knurr and spell and more


Fee: $1.00 per person, Children 3 and under free.  Use the Brick Church Road entrance. The gift shop and buildings will be open, but there will be no guided tours.


September 23, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The show is part of the annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival.

The Festival draws visitors from Wayne, Ontario, and Monroe counties each year. Sign up soon to assure yourself a good spot.

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