Flying a Sopwith Camel in World War I, Captain Roy Brown, a son of Carleton Place, brought an end to the legendary Red Baron and his Flying Circus over a remote field in France.
In the course of protecting Lt. Wilfred May, an inexperienced pilot and high school chum, Brown is said to have downed the most infamous fighter pilot of the entire war!
To learn more, visit the Roy Brown Museum and Information Centre, located in the log house across from the Town Hall. A restoration of the first homestead in town, the building serves triple duty as a museum, visitor information centre and home to the Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce – an organization celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016.
Visitors guides, pamphlets, brochures for self-guided tours, and souvenirs are available here, with parking behind and bicycle racks out front.
Information Centre / Moore House:
170 Bridge St., 613-257-1976
Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat – Sun: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.