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Very interesting

A wonderful interactive experience. Lots of buildings to explore; the audio guide provides in-depth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Valery P
Ontario, Canada
Educational and fun!

Went there a few years ago with our daughter. Best time ever!! Would highly recommend it! Does... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Hamburg, Canada
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Ontario's first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that...more
16164 Highway #12, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K8, Canada
+1 705-526-7838
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First of all, this IS a fantastic site with terrific recreations of buildings. it's beautiful and largely accessible for people with mobility issues. The audio wand gave good information. On those points, I'd give the site a 5 star rating. However, our recent experience there...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful interactive experience. Lots of buildings to explore; the audio guide provides in-depth information that really brings the place to life. Great for all ages - we were a group of seven ages 14-78 and everyone enjoyed their time at this museum.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there a few years ago with our daughter. Best time ever!! Would highly recommend it! Does require a lot of walking.

Thank 958susannaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been there for years and my wife never. We found it pleasant, well presented, and to say the least-informative. The museum was fabulous and we spent almost the same time in it as in the village.

Thank Richard O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Educational and fun couple of hours. The setup is pretty authentic and gives good insight into everyday life in that historic era of our country. A film, a village and a museum with interesting artififacts. There is a restaurant on site as well as a...More

Thank warmandwild
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly an interesting and informative film, then a self-guided walk (with pamphlet) around many interesting buildings. Don't miss the museum at the end, which has a wider-world perspective.

Thank Ezra710
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Vacation August 2018. Enjoyed each and every stop we made thru Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons. The scooter cart for the seniors was excellent for my 84 year old father

Thank karenh123456
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were introduced to the way of life via the informative film, then the large door opened to another world of how the natives and new settlers lived years ago. Every building, every story was so intriguing and genuine. The way of life was portrayed...More

Thank jpgunnell8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our car club, the Ontario MGT Register had a weekend meet in Midland and part of our itinerary was a visit to Saint Marie Among the Hurons. I had been there several times in the past but over twenty years since. We were very impressed...More

Thank DavidENewmarket
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

He kids loved being able to run around on the grass (not quietly walk through hallways and displays) and could then stand walking through the different buildings.

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August 25, 2018|
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Response from Erica C | Reviewed this property |
Not pet friendly and I think it was like 15$ a person
July 28, 2018|
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Response from latte-lover | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of things to see and do, so if you spent time with the ones your child is interested in, their attention-span might be stretched a little, which would be a good thing. There are demonstrations of cooking and... More
Rita S
September 27, 2017|
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Response from Jay O | Reviewed this property |
Much of the area requires going on unpaved areas. There may be a few door sills they may need to cross to enter the buildings. In general, a person with a walker should be able to navigate the site