The Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum hosts numerous community events, on and off of the museum property. To stay up-to-date on all of the events put on by the Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum, please visit museum's Facebook page.

Signature Events 

Movies Under the Stars
The Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum and the Town of Smiths Falls welcome you to Movies Under the Stars this summer. Bring the family and a blanket or lawn chair and spend your summer evening watching a family-friendly FREE movie at Centennial Park. Movie selections include a variety of new releases, fan favourites and family-friendly films. Every week of Movies Under the Stars, there will also be pre-show activities before the movie begins and concessions available for purchase. For more information or to stay up-to-date about Movies Under the Stars, visit the Smiths Falls Movies Under the Stars Facebook page. 
Rideau Artist of the Year
The Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum invites artists to the picturesque grounds of the museum to create an original work of art that captures the beauty of Smiths Falls where industrial heritage meets the natural landscape, in the tradition of en plein air art making.

This competition is open to artists of all mediums. Artists will have the weekend to complete an original work of art and submit it to the museum’s gallery, where they will then be reviewed by a Jury. For more information about the 2023 Rideau Artist of the Year Competition, please visit the Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum Facebook page. 

Fall Fest 
We are paying homage to the Smiths Falls Turkey Fair - join the Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum for its Fall Fest on the first weekend of October. Hop on a wagon ride, participate in scavenger hunts, arts & crafts and register for the Community Pumpkin Carving Contest. Festive treats will be available for purchase. To stay up-to-date about Fall Fest, follow the Smiths Falls Heritage House Facebook page. 
Ghost Tours 

Tip toe through the candlelit corridors of the Smiths Falls Heritage House as a costumed interpreter leads you through tales of local ghost sightings, oral traditions and mysterious happenings of the Smiths Falls area and the museum. Each story has been discreetly shared by local residents, carefully selected from local news articles or experienced by museum staff and volunteers working in this eerily beautiful 1860's home.

Pre-registration for Ghost Tours is required. Tour costs are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. 
To register for your tour, please contact the museum by phone at 613-283-6311 or by email at
Community Pumpkin Carving Contest 
The Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum will be hosting its Community Pumpkin Carving Contest and Pumpkin Walk. Drop by the museum grounds during Fall Fest to register for the contest. Individuals, families, businesses or school classes can enter a carved pumpkin in order to win a Fall themed prize. For more information, please contact the museum at 613-283-6311 or
Haunted Heritage House 

Join the museum at 11 Old Slys Road for the spookiest tour of the Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum... if you dare. Are you brave enough to wander through the rooms of the museum in the dark?

The Haunted Heritage House takes place during the last two weekends of October, before Halloween. To stay up-to-date, please visit the museum Facebook page. 

Smiths Falls Art Show 

The Smiths Falls Art Show is a showcase of artists throughout the Ottawa Valley, with a variety of mediums on display. This is the longest running art show in Smiths Falls. For more information about the Smiths Falls Art Show, please contact the Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum. 
Holiday Heritage House 
Kick off the holiday season with everyone's favourite Jolly old soul at the Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum. Guests will be offered tours of the Museum's period rooms, decorated for the season, with costumed guides who will share the history of holiday traditions in Eastern Ontario and their origins. Enjoy the sounds of holiday music with a cup of tea or apple cider alongside a homemade seasonal dessert. For admission rates or to book tickets, please contact the museum. 
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