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A Remarkable Monument to a Fabulous Idea

This is the last remaining train car that was used in Northern Ontario as a School on train wheels... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Very informative guided tour, very well restored!

I had read about this online and stopped here on out way from Toronto to Goderich. It's such a... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
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Junction of Ontario Highway No. 4 and No. 8 | Box 488, Clinton, Ontario N0M 1L0, Canada
+1 519-565-2723
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

This is the last remaining train car that was used in Northern Ontario as a School on train wheels. This is museum focused upon one of the Town of Clinton's most remarkable people, Fred Sloman (the family home is nearby). Half classroom and half living...More

Thank NamutKwu
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I had read about this online and stopped here on out way from Toronto to Goderich. It's such a lovely place. The staff on duty, Donna, was excellent and have a very informative guided tour for my whole family, including explaining things to our six...More

Thank mintchoco
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Train car that use to travel to diff towns to teach children. Nice gardens set beside the river. They have tours thru the train also.

Thank Teresa O
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is such an interesting story of Ontario's history. Well worth the visit. Carolyn did a wonderful job telling this story!

Thank tomandjerry96
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 2 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 18 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
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