Discovery Harbour

Discovery Harbour Buildings

Discovery Harbour tells the story of the intriguing British Naval and Military outpost and its role in the War of 1812. Experience what life was like at the 19th century outpost that was built to safeguard Upper Canada. Come aboard the magnificent replica ships H.M.S. Tecumseth and H.M.S. Bee. Discovery Harbour is a picturesque waterside historic site situated on beautiful Penetanguishene Bay.


  • Daily guided War of 1812 themed tours on the historic site
  • Costumed staff, 19 reconstructed buildings and original Officer’s Quarters
  • On-deck activities aboard replica ships H.M.S. Bee and H.M.S. Tecumseth
  • Above and below deck tours on re-fitted replica ship H.M.S. Tecumseth based on 1815 log
  • Above and below deck tours on re-fitted replica ship H.M.S. Bee
  • Special summer activities including sailor’s ropework, 19th century cooking, dockyard demonstrations, quill pen writing and historic games (July-August)
  • Curriculum-related Education Programs
  • Audio Wand Tours available in English, French, German and Spanish (included FREE with site admission in Spring and Fall seasons)
  • Waterside Restaurant and Gift Shop

 Hours of Operation

Before visiting the site, please consider checking the Discovery Harbour Website for any hour changes or unexpected closures. 

Hours: 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m, last admission at 3PM.

Spring Season: May 21st – June 29th, Open Tuesday – Saturday

Summer Season: June 30th – September 1st, Open 7 days a week

Fall Season:  Sept.1st –  Sept. 5th. We are then closed to the public as we begin preparation for special events. 


93 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene, Ontario L9M 1G1

Contact Information:

Telephone: 705-549-8064
TTY: 705-549-5133