Ontario heritage site, the hallett in Fort Frances, ON


Discover the History - Celebrating Community Heritage

We are officially open to the public again! 

Admission & Hours

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The Fort Frances Museum collects, preserves, researches, exhibits and interprets the artefacts that depict the story of man and nature as it relates to the history of Fort Frances and the surrounding Rainy River District.

On July 1st of 1978, the doors opened to the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre. After being in the library for a number of years and establishing the Lookout Tower Museum, the museum committee, which was established in 1975, proceeded with finding a home for a museum. When the building at 259 Scott Street was deemed available, the committee saw the future of the museum. A public campaign and support from the Town Council realized the vision of a permanent museum.

Heritage Policy Statement

(Adopted by Council of the Town of Fort Frances 2004)

  • The Town of Fort Frances recognizes the value of its cultural heritage to its own community and to visitors to the community;
  • We recognize the value of maintaining, protecting, and presenting the legacy left by our predecessors for our children and in turn, their children;
  • We recognize the value of presenting our story to visitors from both educational and entertainment perspectives to optimize tourism opportunities;
  • The Town of Fort Frances is committed to maintaining, protecting, preserving and promoting its cultural heritage.

The Fort Frances Museum
259 Scott Street
Fort Frances, ON
P9A 1G8

Phone: (807) 274-7891