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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 #9 of 53 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
99 reviews 99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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124 reviews 124 reviews
47 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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