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Schneider Haus National Historic Site

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Right in the heart of downtown

If you are out for a stroll or going to one of the many activities at Victoria Park, walk a few... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Kitchener, Canada
Home to the Area’s Earliest Non-Aboriginal Settlers

A local landmark, Schneider Haus is the oldest surviving Kitchener dwelling. It was built around... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Mississauga, Canada
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A local landmark and one of Kitchener's oldest dwellings. Schneider Haus National Historic Site features hands-on activities, special events, and more for the whole family! History comes to life as costumed staff demonstrate traditional tasks...more
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466 Queen St S, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1W7, Canada
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

If you are out for a stroll or going to one of the many activities at Victoria Park, walk a few blocks over to Schneider Haus. It's a great little museum of days gone by with staff in period costumes. Free admission and events planned...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

A local landmark, Schneider Haus is the oldest surviving Kitchener dwelling. It was built around 1816 by Joseph Schneider (1772-1843), a Pennsylvania-German Mennonite who emigrated with his wife (Barbara) and children to the area from Lancaster County. Originally, the Schneider farmstead included 181 hectares of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed the long tour I was given at the Schneider Haus on a Friday in August. My guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer questions ranging from simple to basic. He was also very friendly and willing to explain everything from different...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mason C
Reviewed August 4, 2018

I visited here for the first time ever - even though I remember when it was opened back in early 1980's. (Funny how you aren't a tourist in your home town). It was a little confusing when we walked in. Lots of instructions which added...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

If you are bored, going to his house is definitely a fun time filler. Lots of fun events to go to and a lot of fun for the young ones!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Learn how a family prepared for winter or conducted everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning or preserving food in early Kitchener.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

As my photos indicate, it's more than the primary house, with several ancient outbuildings so you almost feel like you are in a tiny village. It was closed the day I took these photos but we toured it previously. Do check their web sites to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

I planned on visiting this location, expecting it to be perhaps a 30 minute stay. We were there for maybe an hour and a half. We have a guided tour throughout the house and property by the most knowledgeable young man I have ever come...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

The Schneider Haus greatly exceeded our expectations. Not only was the house impressive and the artifacts interesting but the staff were "over the top" enthusiastic, knowledgeable, helpful and patient. Our 10 year old granddaughter was particularly impressed; not an easy feat.More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Carolyn B, Historic Sites Supervisor at Schneider Haus National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

It is great to hear that we exceeded your expectations on your recent visit and especially that your 10 year old granddaughter enjoyed her time at Schneider Haus. Thank you for your comments about our staff. I'll be sure to let them know how much...More

Reviewed August 26, 2017

Our Japanese student friend enjoyed his visit to Schneider House in July 2016. He learned about the Mennonite immigration from America to Canada and the frugal lifestyle that the people endured especially in Canadian winter. Each time we bring a guest to Schneider House, we...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Carolyn B, Historic Sites Supervisor at Schneider Haus National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

We're pleased your friend from Japan enjoyed visiting Schneider Haus in July. Thank you for continuing to bring your guests and sharing your positive experiences with us. We look forward to seeing you again!

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June 14, 2017|
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Response from Carolyn B | Property representative |
I'm sorry I didn't see your question earlier. School buses and coach tours can drop off passengers on David Street. Then you walk up the path to the haus.