The 10 Best Things to Do in Chatham, Ontario

Discover the best top things to do in Chatham, Canada including Kingston Park, Buxton National Historic Site & Museum, Chatham Capitol Theatre, Sons of Kent Brewing Co, Black Mecca Museum, Chatham-Kent John D Bradley Convention Centre, Chatham-Kent Museum, Early Acres Estate Winery, Thames Art Gallery, O'Neil Nature Preserve.

1. Kingston Park

Off St. Clair Street, Chatham, Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
64%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 94 reviews

Kingston Park

Reviewed By pattnmaryschak - Chatham, CanadaChatham, Canada

Good fun for kids

We took our grand children there this summer and they had a great time playing in the splash pad. We could relax in the covered patio and watch the kids play. There is a walking or running track and covered patios with picnic tables around the park. Great

2. Buxton National Historic Site & Museum

21975 Ad Shadd Rd | N0P 1Y0, Chatham, Chatham-Kent, Ontario N0P 1Y0, Canada Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
81%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 42 reviews

Buxton National Historic Site & Museum

THE ELGIN SETTLEMENT, which was for many the last stop on the Underground Railroad, was founded in 1849. THE MUSEUM SITE INCLUDES the Buxton Museum, S.S. #13 Raleigh (Buxton) Schoolhouse (1861), the Colbert/Henderson Cabin (1854), and the Shadd Barn (restoration completed in 2009). Local church cemeteries (1857) are on the grounds adjacent to the museum. Facilities include a large picnic shelter and barbecue, washrooms, a wheelchair access ramp to the museum and plenty of free parking. Of special note is the Research Area, which contains resource materials, pertaining to local history and genealogy.

Reviewed By Lorne M - BurlingtonBurlington

Absolutely outstanding ! A must for all Canadians ... and Americans ... to see

We were fortunate to arrive at a time where the Curator, Shannon Prince was able to guide us around, answering our questions so personably, articulately and ably. She is as much a centrepiece of this cultural 'must' as the artifacts. She brings it alive!

3. Chatham Capitol Theatre

238 King St W, Chatham, Chatham-Kent, Ontario N7M 1E7, Canada Concerts & Shows, Theaters
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Chatham Capitol Theatre

The Chatham Capitol Theatre is a 1208-seat performing arts centre in the heart of downtown Chatham that presents over 100 performances and 75 films annually.

Reviewed By Richard L - WallaceburgWallaceburg

Great place to see a movie.

On Wednesday evenings they show $5.00 movies and popcorn $2.00 What is really nice about this theatre apart from comfortable seats is the fact that the sound level isn't so loud as in your average movie theatre. Its plenty loud enough even if you're hard

4. Sons of Kent Brewing Co

27 Adelaide St S, Chatham, Chatham-Kent, Ontario N7M 4P9, Canada Food & Drink, Breweries
Excellent
55%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
15%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Sons of Kent Brewing Co

Downtown Chatham's Craft Brewery! Modern Beer. Tasting Room. Bottle Shop. Live Music. Retail Store. Good Eats.

Reviewed By 82kylew - Lethbridge, CanadaLethbridge, Canada

Good beer....bad service

Stopped by for some food and some drinks with the family. We got our beer however our order was not sent to the kitchen and we are currently going on 40 minutes and our food still hasn’t arrived. And to be clear, all we ordered was the cheese board and th

5. Black Mecca Museum

177 King St E, Chatham, Chatham-Kent, Ontario N7M 3N1, Canada Museums, History Museums
Excellent
91%
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0%
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Poor
9%
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Black Mecca Museum

The Black Mecca Museum is a Black History Museum in the heart of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Located in close proximity to Downtown Chatham, The Black Mecca Museum tells the story from Slavery, the Underground Railroad and Life in Chatham. The Black Mecca Museum will offer a great learning experience about part of the Black Experience in Chatham-Kent.

Reviewed By lbm770 - Toronto, CanadaToronto, Canada

Small but very informative

Although the museum staff were not present on the Saturday I visited, someone at the front desk of the Wookstock Institute let me in and turned on on all the lanterns for me. I spent about 45minutes reading about the artifacts and was fascinated by the lo

6. Chatham-Kent John D Bradley Convention Centre

565 Richmond St | N7M 1R2, Chatham, Chatham-Kent, Ontario N7M 1R2, Canada Traveler Resources, Conference & Convention Centers
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Chatham-Kent John D Bradley Convention Centre

The Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre is the preferred option for conventions, conferences, weddings, tradeshows and special events in Southwestern Ontario. The Centre offers the best of both worlds. We are the fresh face amid your meeting and convention venue choices and we have the respected experience of the Compass Group management behind us. With rooms that can accommodate from 10 to 1800 people, you will enjoy the highest quality facilities for small and large groups.

Reviewed By Linda C

Great Facility

The Bradley Centre is a great facility, I have attended several events here and they have a great space. Weddings, fundraisers, Cosplay conventions, this facility is perfect for all of them.

7. Chatham-Kent Museum

75 William St N | N7M 4L4, Chatham, Chatham-Kent, Ontario N7M 4L4, Canada Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
28%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
7%
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4 based on 14 reviews

Chatham-Kent Museum

For over 60 years, the museum has been selectively acquiring artifacts of local and national significance. Through exhibitions, public programs, educational tours, and a museum gift shop, the museum staff provide opportunities for people to engage, interact, and enjoy the community's stories and artifacts. The Chatham-Kent Museum also includes the restored Milner Heritage House that depicts the turn-of-the-century lifestyle of a successful industrialist and his family. Costumed interpreters take visitors back in time to 1905 when stereoscopes, gramophones, and magic lanterns were the family's means of entertainment and a "modern" kitchen consisted of a wood stove, ice box and a new, all-purpose "Chatham" cupboard.

Reviewed By Yazhen X - KitchenerKitchener

great store

as soon as you enter the museum, you feel stepping back in history. it's a replica gift store. tin toys galore. loved it.Thank you for taking the time to visit our site and provide us with your feedback. We are happy to hear you particularly enjoyed our g

8. Early Acres Estate Winery

9494 Pioneer Line, Chatham, Chatham-Kent, Ontario N7M 5J7, Canada Food & Drink, Wineries & Vineyards
Excellent
40%
Good
60%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Reviewed By FromChathamOntario - Chatham, CanadaChatham, Canada

Chatham's Newest Wine Stop

A new winery, now apparently the only one in Chatham-Kent as Smith and Wilsons has closed. Early Acres is doing it right. We've purchased three bottles on our firts visit and they all have gone down nicely. Well priced. It's only about a kilometre down Pi

75 William St N, Chatham, Chatham-Kent, Ontario N7M 4L4, Canada Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries
Excellent
59%
Good
41%
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Thames Art Gallery

Reviewed By Yazhen X - KitchenerKitchener

small gallery

it's a really small gallery but it contains video, real artifacts, poems, providing an interesting view experience. right now it's slave history and students' art.Thank you for your review Yazhen X. Looks like you made it in to see our exhibition “Mining

10. O'Neil Nature Preserve

66 Willowdale Place, Chatham, Chatham-Kent, Ontario N7L 4M8, Canada Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Excellent
28%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By Jim L

Nice Walking Trail

We walked this trail this evening as part of an effort to do all the walking trails in Chatham-Kent. Its a nice relaxing walk, hard to believe this nature preserve exists right in Chatham. Walkers and bikers we came across were all very friendly. We will

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