Rideau District Museum

The Walking Tour of Westport, Ontario

Rideau District Museum

Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0, Canada

Created By: Rideau District Museum


Rideau District Museum ~ 29 Bedford Street

Built in the 1850s, it was used by Conley and Truelove who manufactured boats, furniture, and coffins. In 1861, owner George Murphy installed two forges and bellows and turned the house into a blacksmith shop. Joseph Shillington purchased the building in 1873. For many years, George Kilpatrick, the resident blacksmith, used the second floor as his family dwelling. The Rideau District Museum opened its doors in the old blacksmith shop in June 1961

This point of interest is part of the tour: The Walking Tour of Westport, Ontario


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