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School on Wheels

Junction of Ontario Highway No. 4 and No. 8 | Box 488, Clinton, Ontario N0M 1L0, Canada
5195652723
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Great History

First be sure to stop at the School on Wheels when they are open, there is so much history to learn... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
TheBugGuy
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Muirkirk, Canada
Interesting stop

We stopped on our way through Clinton on a local Sunday drive. The museum was not open but you... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Hedgren
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Peterborough, Ontario
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Junction of Ontario Highway No. 4 and No. 8 | Box 488, Clinton, Ontario N0M 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

First be sure to stop at the School on Wheels when they are open, there is so much history to learn from the person on site about this school that I had no idea this sort of thing existed. The history lesson was very informative,...More

Thank TheBugGuy
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped on our way through Clinton on a local Sunday drive. The museum was not open but you could look in the cars and see the schoolroom. Very interesting.

Thank Hedgren
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is the actual railcar that was used in Northern Ontario to bring a teacher to the wilderness many years ago. The complete story, including how the abandoned car was found, transported to Clinton and restored. Fascinating. Excellent guide. Admission by donation.

Thank NewhavenOntario
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The School on Wheels Railcar Museum is an interesting little museum located in Clinton, Ontario. It is amazing how the Sloman family lived and taught children in Northern Ontario. It was nice that the family shared their pictures and their stories during they time on...More

Thank Josie S
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I had clipped this activity out of a newspaper ad ages ago and with the Victoria Day holiday upon us, I decided to take the kids on a road trip. We were the first visitors of 2016 and got the royal treatment! Our guide was...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

The School on Wheels tells the story of the Sloman Family, who lived in this car and travelled via rail to remote areas of the wilderness bringing education to all. What a neat glimpse back in time to see what life must have been like...More

Thank AmyLynn1980
Reviewed 30 November 2015

I was surprised at how much information was crammed in this compact museum! I visited this summer with my young sons and we were all thrilled to discover what life was like living on this small railcar at the turn of the century. My boys...More

Thank erin593
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

I was very pleasantly surprised and even moved by the visit to this modest looking museum. I visited with my mother who loved seeing many familiar objects from her childhood and a fellow teacher with whom I marvelled at the incredible story of dedication and...More

1  Thank Alexandra P
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This is a most unusual historic site being an old railway car that once thundered the rails of Northern Ontario bring the kernel of education to so many who would otherwise have missed the educational opportunity. Absolutely worth the visit especially if you consider how...More

3  Thank NamutKwu
Reviewed 20 June 2014

the School House on Wheels in Clinton is a wonderful trip down memory lane and a useful way to show young children how different life was in the last century. Imagine the teacher, his wife and 5 children all living on the railcar during the...More

2  Thank hensalltravelers
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