Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre

Southwestern Ontario

The flat, sandy soils of northern Norfolk County between Port Dover and Port Stanley provide ideal growing conditions for alternative crops – what used to be a strictly tobacco-growing area now also supports hemp and ginseng fields. For a sniff of old ’baccy, take Hwy 3 30 minutes inland, northwest from Port Dover, to this wooden-crate, leaf-filled multicultural museum with displays on local history and tobacco production.

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