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Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

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Address: 16164 Highway #12, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-526-7838
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Description: Ontario's first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the...
Ontario's first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for Native visitors. By 1648, Sainte-Marie was a wilderness home to 66 French men, representing one-fifth of the entire population of New France. Sainte-Marie's brief history ended in 1649, when members of the mission community were forced to abandon and burn their home of nearly 10 years. After extensive archaeological and historical research, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is now recreated on its original site, where the mission's compelling story is brought to life.
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First Light Festival - Awesome

If you've never been to Saint Marie Among the Hurons - go. Go at any time of the year. A special time however, is the 3 night First Light Festival held in late November. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Midland, Canada
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Midland, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

If you've never been to Saint Marie Among the Hurons - go. Go at any time of the year. A special time however, is the 3 night First Light Festival held in late November. We attended in 2014, and where so impressed that we plan to be back again and again. The Festival is at night between 5:30pm and 9:00pm.... More 

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Midland Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

During the main season, excellent interpretation by knowledgeable and interested staff. A marvellous setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Came on my kid's field trip. Very informative and educational! Saints Marie Among The Horons is a great place to learn the history of Canada. The staff is very friendly! Fun activities. Kids love it!

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Almonte, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I was looking forward to visiting the historic reproduction of wilderness life during those early times in Canada. Since it was a Saturday, I was shocked to find the facility closed on the weekend. Mind you, it was open from Monday to Friday. Is it me or does that sound backwards? When would people be more likely to visit outside... More 

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Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Sainteb Marie Among The Hurons is a great place to take the kids and family for a very enjoyable couple of hours of enjoyment to see how those people managed to live back in yesteryear. The staff at each of the buildings and sites shows you how the people lived and survived back then. There is also a good restaurant... More 

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Kissimmee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Friendly and informative staff, excellent educational opportunity. A great way for all ages to learn about life in a different era and learn to appreciate local history and heritage. Very well-done videos, audio tour, and displays.

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Georgian Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The visit was actually a Christmas banquet but the calendar wouldn't allow me to go back past April. Great selection of food, huge portions, lovely decor, lot's of smiles from the 100 + group afterwards, They know how to do a party up right. Have also done a wedding there and the same applies. A great place to celebrate anything.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very authentic and friendly. Nothing to dislike. Teepees, cooking corn on the cob over an open fire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stayed at the best western and enjoyed the narrated tour. Very educational, great experience. Love the radio that you can carry to listen to, and can get more information if you desire. The tour guides at each station were also very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Sainte Mrie Among the Hurons is a reconstructed French Jusuit Mission that was constructed between 1639 and 1649. The site is the context for telling the story of the contact between the French Jesuit Missonaries and the Wendat people. THe visitor begins their journey with a slide show that outlines the history of that sotry. The visitor then prroceeds onto... More 

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