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Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons

16164 Highway #12, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K8, Canada
+1 705-526-7838
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A lively view into the past

A great way to get a feel for life in an early missionary station, brought to life by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
latte-lover
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Worth the trip

We first visited this area many, many years ago. We enjoyed it then and doubly enjoyed it now. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for Native visitors. By 1648, Sainte-Marie was a wilderness home to 66 French men, representing one-fifth of the entire population of New France. Sainte-Marie's brief history ended in 1649, when members of the mission community were forced to abandon and burn their home of nearly 10 years. After extensive archaeological and historical research, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is now recreated on its original site, where the mission's compelling story is brought to life.
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16164 Highway #12, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to get a feel for life in an early missionary station, brought to life by demonstrations and knowledgeable staff. There's a comprehensive museum as well.

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Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear latte-lover, Thank you for your visit to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and for leaving a review. The historic site does come alive in the summer especially, with our daily presentations and activities. We hope that you can join us again soon! Nathalie C.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first visited this area many, many years ago. We enjoyed it then and doubly enjoyed it now. The site is superbly maintained and the staff very helpful. The audio was very reasonably priced and worth the few dollars to obtain a real history and...More

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Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, Thank you for coming back to the historic site and for your kind words. We have a fantastic team who takes pride in getting the site ready for our visitors and welcoming them every day. There is so much to experience at Sainte-Marie among...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very educational about the martyrs that came from France to bring religion to the native Huron people Activities for children, my 8 & 10 yr old and 40 yr old loved it. You can spend several hours thereMore

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Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear mlenio22, We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your recent visit to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons! There is over 400 years of history here but we know how to make it fun for our younger visitors as well. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Buildings are close together, lots of activities for the grandkids, Those helping in costumes were very knowledgeable and informative. Well done!

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Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Linda K., It is always such a pleasure for us to welcome several generations to the historic site! Thank you so much for your visit and for your compliments, which will be shared with our interpreters. Nathalie C.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit here - much better than we were expecting - would definitely recommend. We used the audio guides, which we thought were pretty good.More

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Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear TimManchester, Thank you so much for your recent visit to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. Visitors are always surprised at how much there is to do and see around the site. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour of the historic site and took...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this place as a kid and it still do. Another must while in Midland. Great experience for kids and adults alike. I wish I had more time to take photos and really take my time. It feels so much different to visit as...More

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Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Topher E. Thank you for making the trip to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons yesterday and for taking the time to post your review. It sounds like you had a wonderful experience. We look forward to your next visit! Nathalie C.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The historical site has been well restored using research and archeology. It was the museum attached to site that had remarkable information on navigational feats.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Christmas 2017...the 'lighting' of history near the shrine of Brebeuf and the other Jesuit martyrs, spiritual inspiration, view early French settlement, a beautiful walk by the river, truly Canadian music and other entertainments, a restaurant that serves French-Canadienne food

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was surprised at how clear and transcendence the energy was. As if you could feel the spirits beside you. Empaths will feel clarity and beautiful energy an almost palpation on the skin. Beauitful surroundings

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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Although all buildings are recreations since 17th century buildings were purposely destroyed, great authentic job! I especially loved the live animals and the ability to even go upstairs in many buildings. The staff were wonderful and engaging with historical information and also stories about themselves....More

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Rita S
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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
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