Meet me on the Mississippi
History: The Mississippi The Mississippi was the major artery for the lumber industry. Log drives down the Mississippi ended at the turn of the century old mills have since been converted to condos and high-tech firms. From the 1860s to 1920s, the River was used by steamboat operations for industrial towing and pleasure cruising, these activities spawned more festivities such as regattas, picnics and entertainment by the town band. Throughout its history, the Mississippi River has made Carleton Place an attractive place to settle, and it continues to draw people here today for its beauty, commerce & way of life.
Museum: Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Spend an afternoon visiting the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum to find out more about the rich history of Carleton Place. Built in 1872 as the original town hall, the building was home to the community offices, an upstairs meeting hall and a jail. Within six years there was a shortage of school space in town and after much heated debate the building was converted to the Victoria School. It remained in operation until 1969.
Signature Event: Lambs Down Festival
Town of Carleton Place
175 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, ON, K7C2V8