The Museum of Lennox & Addington is a community hub and a place to learn, be entertained and connect to the area.  

Get the most out of the museum

There are many ways to enjoy your time in the museum. Here are a few commonly asked questions that will help you better utilize all our resources.

Up until the early 1970’s the museum was the County Gaol (jail) with over 125 years of housing the area’s most deviant. Crimes ranged from everything from theft and assault to vagrancy and foul language. But, criminals weren’t the only ones who ended up calling the goal home; the insane, the poor, woman of ill-regard and orphans also where housed here.

Absolutely! We like to think of ourselves as the first starting point when you are researching about anything in Lennox and Addington. Connect with our archivist to see what information we may have.

The museum is equally a place of learning and fun so school programs that engage students are very important to us. These programs change seasonally based on exhibits that are currently on display. Check out our school program page here for the most up-to-date list or contact us to receive the program guide.

In order to engage the entire community we offer a variety of programs, many of which are family friendly. The Museum Kids program is specifically for children and offered on the first Saturday morning from February-June and September-December. There are many other special events throughout the year that are family friendly as well, and will be noted in the description on our event page.

Our annual admission passes include admissions the museum, with the exception o the MacPherson House and special event programming.

  • Students/Seniors: $20
  • Adults: $25

We get excited about our exhibits too! We’ll share them on the exhibit page as soon as they are confirmed. You can see what’s coming up here.

Macpherson House is open for tours and other programming in July and August.

You can book in person programs online directly on the programs page or directly through here. Virtual programs will have a zoom link added to each listing.

We do not have an online book store but it’s still easy to purchase a book. Simply call the museum with your payment or visit us in person to purchase. 

First, thank you, our museum continues to grow and improve because of contributions from our amazing visitors. Please call, Kim Kerr if you have an archival donation or speak with our curator, JoAnne Himmelman for museum donations. You can find the museum contact information here.

Our front entrance, reception, washrooms, program space and the majority of our exhibit spaces are wheelchair accessible. 

Yes, but it is best to make an appointment to ensure the archivist can have scheduled time to support you with your research. 

Plan My Visit


Monday – Saturday: 10am–5pm
Macpherson House: Open for tours in the summer


Adults: $3
Children Under 12: Free


Annual Passes: $25
Annual pass covers general admission. Does not include special event programming and events.

What our visitors say

Museum hours

Monday – Saturday: 10am–5pm

*closed on holiday weekend Saturdays and Mondays

Macpherson House & Park hours

Tuesday – Thursday, 1 – 4pm in July & August

Archives Hours

Monday – Friday: 10am – 12pm*, 1pm –4pm

*closed from 12pm –  1pm 

Museum and Archives daily rate

Adults (ages 13+): $3
Children (ages 12 and under): free

Museum & Archives location

97 Thomas St E, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9

Macpherson House & Park location

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee, ON K7R 1B5

Labour Day Weekend Hours

Please note that the Museum & Archives will be closed from Saturday, September 2nd - Monday, September 4th for the Labour Day long weekend.

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5th.
Have a great long weekend!