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National Historic Sites

Algoma Country is home to 3 national historic sites: Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site, Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site and the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site.

Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site of Canada (Parks Canada)

Home to the first electrically operated lock in the world and the only remaining Emergency Swing Dam in the world. Visitors can tour the powerhouse, watch recreational boats travel between Lake Superior and Lake Huron and tour the manicured grounds and 19th century historic buildings. The Visitor Centre is open seasonally from May – October.

Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site of Canada (Parks Canada)

Visit the fort where the War of 1812 began. This remote outpost was once home to British soldiers, Aboriginal people and fur traders. Explore the ruins of the fort and walk the nature trails. Many activities take place during the summer months. Open daily from June 1st to mid-October.

Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site

This year round cultural attration is home to two of the oldest stone buildings northwest of Toronto. Step back into the 1800s at the Ermatigner Old Stone House, once home to prominent local resident Charles Oakes Ermatinger. The Clergue Blockhouse was once the home of industrialist Francis Hector Clergue from 1894 – 1908.

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Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Consisting of the 2 oldest stone buildings northwest of Toronto, the Ermatinger-Clergue Site features interactive exhibits and costumed interpreters.

Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site – Parks Canada

Richards Landing, Ontario

Once a thriving community of soldiers, Aboriginal people, and fur traders, visit the fort where the War of 1812 began.

Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site – Parks Canada

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Discover walking trails, the Canadian lock, photo-worthy sandstone heritage buildings and the world's only remaining Emergency Swing Dam.

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Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site – Parks Canada

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site – Parks Canada

Richards Landing, Ontario

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Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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Business NameAddressCity/TownPhone Number
Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site831 Queen Street EastSault Ste. Marie ON, P6A 5N1705-759-5443
Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site – Parks CanadaPO Box 220Richards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-2664
Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site – Parks Canada1 Canal DriveSault Ste. Marie ON, P6A 6W4705-941-6262