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First Light Festival

We went for the First Light Festival. It was a beautiful experience and lots to do for the kids... read more

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elgan2010
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First Light

First time at the first light and it is amazing the village was just glowing. Very special place... read more

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roadtrip2913
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Toronto, Ontario, 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
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Reviewed yesterday

We went for the First Light Festival. It was a beautiful experience and lots to do for the kids. Would definitely go back

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank elgan2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at the first light and it is amazing the village was just glowing. Very special place and the lady played the harp in church that was really special. My only suggestion is having an adult evening it is great place for families to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank roadtrip2913
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Attended the Autumn Festival at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons. It's always a treat to wander the grounds and look back at our historic past. The festival vendors were interesting and varied .The location should be a "Must See" for all Canadian children and a most...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob M
Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Bob M. Thank you so much for attending our Thanksgiving Harvest Festival, on October 6-7. This event and our historic site are indeed a "must see" for local and international visitors. We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review of your...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank susanfishy
Reviewed October 9, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 958susannaw
Reviewed October 7, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard O
Reviewed October 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank warmandwild
Reviewed October 5, 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ezra710
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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WAYNE B
August 25, 2018|
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Response from Nathalie C | Property representative |
The regular admission fee is only $7 per person during the regular season (May to August) . Rates will vary for special events. Please check the website for the Skate Trail dates and rates from January to mid-March.
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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
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Rita S
September 27, 2017|
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Response from jayo0556 | 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
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