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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 #11 of 54 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very nicely laid out and easy to walk about and see the buildings. The historical interpreters were well informed, knowledgeable about their history and most welcoming and friendly. The buildings we saw were nicely fitted up for the time periods shown. It is like being in the past. Unfortunately we arrived only 2 hours before closing time and many buildings... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We spend the whole day in the village and the kids loved it. To go and see how it was back in the days is a great experience and the village is worth more than one visit.

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London, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very original,Clean good demonstrations ,Animals,Barns,period buildings kept in great order and decor .

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

On a warm summer day, it's great to be outside. The grounds are expansive, with many homes to visit and all varied from each other. The details are in the design. There are people in period costume and they do an excellent job explaining what you are seeing.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We dropped in here while staying at Fanshawe Conservation area for a regatta, and were pleasantly surprised. It was a quiet weekend with only a few other people. The volunteers were very informative and engaging, and seemed genuinely passionate about history and of the village itself. Also, since we got there so late on Saturday, one of the staff gave... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

To be completely honest, I wasn't expecting too much, but I have to say I was very, very pleasantly surprised by my visit here! All the buildings of the village have been impeccably restored and maintained and just absolutely a delight to explore! The interpreters are incredibly informative and enthusiastic and just seem to genuinely love what they do. The... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very nice Village give a lot of information on the history of the area. My family on my Dad's side lived in the Middlesex County area in the 1800 up to 1940 or so so that was why came to that part of Ontario.

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London, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
104 reviews 104 reviews
46 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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