It's not a co-incidence they call Smiths Falls a chocolate town. Many of the local residents are employed by the Hershey Chocolate factory. The recently expanded facility which includes the planters Nuts facility covers over 450,000 square feet on a 39 acre site in the town of Smiths Falls.
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Please view the Hershey Chocolate Shoppe travelogue I have created to show you more images from this great place.
When we went there, we could go on a self guided tour through the factory but there was no production at that time. They were holding a two weeks holiday period for the employees. We still got a chance to see the huge machines that mix the chocolate and could see all the steps they have to go through creating smooth, milk chocolate from the raw beans of cocoa.
Besides the Rideau River and Canal Smiths Falls also has A RAILWAY MUSEUM ( it was always a divisional pont on the Canadian Pacific Railway) My father worked for the CPR.
There is a HERSHY CHOCOLATE FACTORY AS WELL
In my young days there was a huge farm instrument foundery and plant called FROST and WOODS long since closed.
There also was a BUTTON FACTORY.
The Rideau Canal Museum is located in a 19-th century stone building which was once a mill. It's not all stone anymore, since they renovated it with concrete. The Woods Mills Complex, Inside, high-technology displays and a variety of artifacts bring to life the history of the canal - its construction from 1826 to 1832, its role throughout history, as well as the distinct lifestyle and folklore associated with the Rideau Waterway.
You can see the building of the museum from a distance. it's right besides the tall water tower of Smiths Falls and the roof of the building is gray. You can walk or drive across the small bridge which takes you over to the parking lot and the entrance of the museum.
Admission: Adults: $3.00
Youth (6-18): $2.00
Children under 6: free
See old trains and wagon cars at the Smiths Falls Railway Museum. Each engine and car has it's own history and as you are looking at them from the outside and inside, sometimes you wish they could talk, and wondering how much they could tell you from the past.
The Smiths Falls Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario is located at a former Canadian Northern railway Company (later Canadian National Railway) station built in 1914. It was designated a national historic site in 1985. The last passenger train to call at the station was in 1979. A gift shop is available here. Guided or self-guided tours. Group tours and school programs available.
It is very important that you check out the travelogues I have created with many more train images from Smiths falls. Please enlarge each and every one of them for a detailed view.
Admission to the museum:
Students (12 and over): $2,50
Children (6-11): $1-
Children under 6 years of age: Free