Our hotel is close to a number of historical Smiths Falls attractions, like the Heritage House Museum!
Originally constructed as a home and mill by wealthy businessman Joshua Bates in 1861, the Heritage House Museum was passed down through generations until it was eventually purchased by the Corporation of the Town of Smiths Falls in 1977 and restored to its former glory.
The museum itself focuses on the lives of original owner Joshua Bathes, depicting middle-class life in the area from 1865-1875. Exhibits showcase 8 period rooms replicating the style and trends of the era, in addition to unique mirror-facing image facades, an indoor brick bake oven and a two-story privy. Exhibitions change year-round, so there’s always something exciting happening at the museum.
Gardens surrounding the museum make a perfect location for a picnic, and it’s a quick stroll down to the Rideau Canal and Old Sly’s Lockstation.
Looking for an event venue? The Victorian backdrop is a perfect spot for a romantic wedding or special event! Located less than 4 minutes from the Best Western Smiths Falls Hotel, ask our friendly front desk staff for information on planning your day-trip back into the Victorian era at the Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum!