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Fanshawe Pioneer Village

2609 Fanshawe Park Road East, London, Ontario N5X 4A1, Canada
519 457-1296
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Ranked #10 of 52 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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London, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Fun, easy day out with the kids. Informative and educational and the kids had a good time. You can also go hike in the conservation area after (though we didn't)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

During recent wedding, our cars were broken into during the wedding ceremony at the picturesque old church in Fanshawe Pioneer village. Not only that wedding gifts, i-pad, and other personal items were stolen, during the wedding reception at the nearby barn, money collected for the young couples honeymoon was also stolen. The Fanshawe Pioneer Village provides no security whatsoever. Apparently... More

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PioneerVillage, Manager at Fanshawe Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Hi Tiina, We are so sorry to hear about the theft of your property during your recent visit to Fanshawe Conservation Area. Thank you for sharing this incident with us and a report has been filed with the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority Security. While the Conservation Area has 24 hour security, they have stepped up the frequency of their... More

Kitchener, Canada
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was a special trip to London, ON. to see the Fanshawe Pioneer Village, and we weren't disappointed. It is small compared to Black Creek, but well laid out to take you through some early periods. The staff on sight were quite knowledgeable and presented their exhibits expertly, especially the lady who was the teacher in the classroom! I will... More

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London, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a terrific destination to show in a personal and upfront way the life and times of people in bygone days located on the East side of London. The site is situated away from the bustle of the city. Fanshawe Village is a large collection of old buildings, farm equipment, and displays of clothing, home accessories and memorabilia. One can... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place to visit and to take visitors. Wonderfully restored buildings in a super setting. Excellent displays.

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Kitchener Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had a great day at the Pioneer Village. It was fun to walk through areas depicting different eras. They also have a number of special events throughout the year which we are now tempted tocome back for. We enjoyed our lunch in the cafe - fresh food, especially the lovely bread. Thanks for a great day!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Once in financial trouble the museum has risen from the phoenix and transformed itself into a must see site. Thanks to the Spriet family there is no a renewed vitality to the site. Whether you go for your wedding, a play, an historical visit or any other event you will not be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My kids and I always enjoy a trip to pioneer village. Especially great is the Halloween wagon rides.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Here you walk through several pieces of the last two centuries. How interesting to see how things were done by the pioneers, then a couple of generations after that. Nice little vignettes in each house, school, church, stable, farm. Don't miss it. The kids will love it and from time to time there are special functions. The staff dress in... More

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A great way to spend an afternoon. See the farm animals up close. The lambs are lovely in the spring. Explore the newspaper office to see how printing was more than pushing a button. Enjoy the gardens for most of the season. There are many special activities and educational events throughout the season. Wonderful, hands-on experience for everyone.

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