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Lucan Area Donnelly Museum


Museum Hours

May 9 - Oct. 4, 2015
Tuesday - Sunday &
 Holiday Mondays 
(Closed Regular Mondays)
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 During the off season, 
group tours are available 
by appointment 
for groups of 10+ people
To book a tour, please contact us at or 519-227-0756.

Lucan Area Heritage 
& Donnelly Museum
P. O. Box 427,
171 Main St.,
Lucan, Ontario,
N0M 2J0


"Wow. Great explanation and presentation!" - S. Greason




Lucan Area Heritage & Donnelly Museum is dedicated to the preservation and retelling of the most famous historical events of the area…events such as the arrival and settlement of the area by Irish immigrants, the infamous Donnelly murders, recounted in song, story and plays throughout Canada, and the founding of Wilberforce by a Black community from Cincinnati.

"What an incredible history!  Worth the drive!" - D. & E. Cook

Here at the Lucan Area Heritage & Donnelly Museum, we are also committed to providing accessibility for all of our visitors.



General Admission

Familiarize yourself with the Donnelly story by watching our 20-minute introductory video about the family. Once finished, feel free to take yourself on a self-guided tour of the Museum. Have a question about something specific during your tour? One of our staff members would be more than happy to assist you! Once finished with your tour of the Museum itself, you can then visit both our replica of the Donnelly Family Cabin and our barn, both of which are chock-full of period specific artefacts!

Pre-Booked Tours Available for Groups of 10 or More Year Round!

The Museum hosts tours of the Museum and its facilities to school groups, coach bus tours, special interest groups, and family groups.

If you've got the bus, we've got the tour!
Tour the Museum site. Then take the 'Vigilante Bus Tour' hosted by a Museum representative which will trace the path taken by the Vigilance Committee the night of February 3, and early morning hours of February 4, 1880 when the Donnelly Family was massacred.

"This really got me into the spirit of things!" - Y. Betts, London, ON


Sheila Hodgins & Marg Paul have our entry for the
Ilderton Fair Parade ready to go 
in spite of the high winds!!!  
The float is advertising our 
Barn Dance Show on April 10, 2016.   
Thanks to Marg for all her hard work 
in organizing the float.


What will you see if you visit the museum this summer?
171 Main Street, Lucan N0M 2J0 

  Initially, we start with a 20 minute video about the Donnelly story.  
One half of the museum features the collection of Ray Fazakas,
author of 2 books and collector of information and memorabilia
on the Donnellys for over 50 years. 
We also have information about the Wilberforce settlement of 1829,
the first black settlement in Canada. 
In addition, there are displays about the World Wars, Lodges,
a timeline wall, and other miscellaneous items of interest.
Behind the museum we have a log cabin
in the style of the Donnelly homestead
and Hearn’s barn filled with historical items.  

All this for only $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family.

During the off season, group tours are available by appointment 
for groups of 10+ people
To book a tour, please contact us at or 519-227-0756.
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