Muskoka Rails Museum

150-1 Second Street, Gravenhurst, Ontario

Since the late 1800’s, trains have played an important role in the communities of Muskoka. The first railroad appeared in 1875, built to a terminus in Gravenhurst and then extended northward in 1885 to Bracebridge and Huntsville. Trains precipitated growth in trade and settlement, and carried passengers to waiting steamships which would ferry them to their final destinations on the Muskoka Lakes. The museum features train and railway related exhibits and artifacts, as well as houses the Station Cafe and Gravenhurst Bus Centre.