There is a lot to do and see in the Municipality of Bayham.
The Village of Vienna was the home of Thomas Alva Edison’s grandfather and relatives, and it is commonly accepted that the inventor visited here as a young boy. A provincial plaque now identifies the site of original homestead, located adjacent to the Otter Creek. This is now the Edison Museum of Vienna. The museum is currently closed at 14 Snow Street, Vienna, Ontario, however there is a display located at 6209 Plank Rd, Vienna, Ontario.
Port Burwell Marina Museum and Historic Lighthouse
Constructed in the 1840’s, one of the most historic sites on Lake Erie is the Port Burwell lighthouse. This is a very popular tourist site and lots of tourist information on Elgin County. Just across the road from the historic lighthouse is the Marine Museum. This museum houses one of the finest collections of lighthouse lenses on the Great Lakes. This can be found at 20 Pitt Street, Port Burwell, Ontario.
The shallow waters of Lake Erie create ideal swimming opportunities for many tourists. Located just past the Historic Lighthouse there is 2 km of sandy beach to relax and enjoy beautiful Lake Erie.
HMCS OJIBWA was Canada’s first Oberon Class submarine, now located at 3 Pitt St., Port Burwell, Ontario. Tours are available year round. From June to Labour Day they are open daily 10am – 5pm. For September to May please visit their website for hours. There are three tours available:
Submariner’s Tour – Journey to the heart of HMCS OJIBWA on this hour-long guided tour. Experience what life was like on-board for the remarkable submariners who crewed her. Adults (13+) - $19.75 Children (6-12) - $12.00 Children under 6 not permitted
Fish Eye Tour – On this 45-minute guided tour around the exterior of the submarine, you will learn what made her the quietest hunter/killer of her time. Adults (13+) - $10.00 Children (6-12) - $5.00 Children under 6 are free
Greatest Depth Tour – A unique 3 hour adventure, providing an intense behind-the-scenes experience. This tour is for the visitor who wants to see more, learn more, ask more, and do more! A veteran submariner will be your personal guide into the secret world of the Cold War submarine service. Must be 14+ - $172.00