About us

Filled with historical artifacts, the Beachville District Museum is situated on 4.5 acres of lush parkland.

The Museum
The Beachville District Museum is home to a wide variety of historical artifacts from Beachville and surrounding areas. They can be found in the main house, 2 large barns and around the beautiful grounds. Here you can explore a vast collection of agricultural tools and implements to restored period rooms, toys, mastadon bones, miniatures, clothing, furniture and so much more.

The House
In 1851 Philander King built the first story. John Downing, one of the Founders of the limestone quarries, purchased it in 1880.
In 1902 the second story was added and the house remained with the family until they sold it in 1969. The Beachville District Historical Society bought it for $2.00 in 1992 from Beachvilime Ltd.

The House

Interesting facts about Beachville
Beachville was the heart of Oxford County and possesses a fascinating history. It was one of the first settlements in Oxford. It is also home to the first ever recorded Baseball game in North American history, the first Gristmill, Post Office, Catholic Mass and has the largest open faced quarries in Canada.

The Beachville District Historical Society
A group of volunteers that write researched works significant to our area and are involved with bringing the community a constantly evolving library. To learn more, click here...

Adult $ 4.00 • Student $ 3.00 • Family $ 10.00
Children 5 and under free
Bus Tours $ 3.00 each person
Group picnics
$ 2.00 each person (grounds only) -
$ 4.00 each person (includes entrance to museum)
Pot luck $ 5.00 each with tour
Catered parties can also be arranged and quoted to suit
Research $ 4.00 unassisted • $ 20.00/hr assisted
Photo copies $ .20 each

• Special Events and Programs
• Indoor and Outdoor Exhibits
• Tourist Information & Gift Shop
• First Recoded Baseball Game
• 4.5 Acres of Lush Parkland


Our Partners
Township of Zorra
Township of Zorra
County of Oxford Information Oxford
South-West Oxford
Township of South-West Oxford
The Beachville District Historical Society

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Beachville District Museum • 584367 Beachville Road, Beachville, Ontario • Telephone: 519-423-6497
Open Monday to Saturday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm - Sundays: 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm