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Fanshawe Pioneer Village

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Address: 2609 Fanshawe Park Road East, London, Ontario N5X 4A1, Canada
Phone Number: 519 457-1296
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Home cooked buffet for Mother's Day

We recently attended the Mothers Day Lunch Buffet put on by the Fanshawe Pioneer Village. What a great value! We made advance reservations online and then showed up the day of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Hamilton, Canada
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London, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Have done many of the rail trails in Canada and US. Assumed that this trail was somewhat similar as it was described as "gravel and paved"" However this is strictly for avid mountain bikers and fat tire bikers. Very narrow, huge ruts, boulders, no gravel. No upkeep whatever to this trail. This trail is definitely not for people who expect... More 

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Ingersoll, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The village itself is very interesting...lots to look at, staff are good with questions, easy walking...thought it was very impressive until we got back to the parking lot and found the car window smashed....apparently this happens a lot there...Robo cop was already there dealing with other visitors...he made us fill in a form...told us there was nothing he could do... More 

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

We are so sorry to hear about your incident in the parking lot over the Victoria Day weekend. The security staff of Fanshawe Conservation Area work very hard to provide security for this 3,000 acre park. However, an incident may happen while they are involved in an occurrence in another area of the park. Wherever vehicles are parked, break-ins do... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We recently attended the Mothers Day Lunch Buffet put on by the Fanshawe Pioneer Village. What a great value! We made advance reservations online and then showed up the day of to a very well planned and executed event. It was a small venue with maybe 50 people in it. Even though we were physically close to our neighbours it... More 

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London, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was a usual field trip for kids back in the 70s but it has really improved since then. Friendly staff explaining everything, great exhibits, a lovely little restaurant and general store. Will be back for sure.

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London, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Loved going there with family and friends.the houses are well kept and the explanation by the keepers/actors at each home is perfect!You can spend an entire day there.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I went here for Doors Open and it is great for a walk around. It's also a good place for kids because they can run around and learn a little while they are there!

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Toronto, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is a really hidden gem in the middle of the environmentally significant Fanshawe Park. We visit the sites 2-3 times a year, the cabins, the houses, the prinshop, the farm, the schools, the halls.. there si usually a special event on the weekends and for halloween they have special haunted hayride. I love the place, very well kept and... More 

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Dublin
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39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited this twice, the first time was a trip to examine all the buildings and exhibits. the second time was during a battle re-enactment. Had a wonderful talk from an 18th century surgeon on how to do an amputation. Looking for a victim to practice my skills. The buildings are rebuilt on the site as they would have been. Many... More 

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London, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I went to the Fanshawe Pioneer Village last week for their World War I day and it was an amazing and fun filled day. I learned a lot and they showed us what it was REALLY like in WWI and would definitely recommend going.

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London, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Have been to the village many times over the years and have always found something new. Love the school rooms. Enjoyed a light meal at the restaurant. Old fashioned store always a hit.

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