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Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Hwy. 12, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K8, Canada
705-526-7838
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Midland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Beaufort, South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We obviously went off season because Gift Shop was closed which was disappointing. This is a very educational fun place to visit. They were filming a documentary the day we were there and the people were nice enough to answer all of our questions. The story of the area was interesting to learn about. We really enjoyed this attraction and... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We went at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons as part of our trip to the canadian Martyrs area. We found the site to be a very well done reconstitution of that era and it is based on the actual site. French and Aboriginal cultures are well represented in terms of the artefacts and lodgings. An interesting film documents the historical context.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I really enjoyed this place and got there 2 hours before closing. Not enough time--I would have liked to stay another hour. OTOH, I got lots of attention from the staff since few were arriving when I got there. It's a fascinating place and interesting that only 10 short years of this ambitious but doomed colonial experiment are preserved for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very well maintained and an excellent place to visit! The audio tours are very helpful for solitary travellers.

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Oakville, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

excellent repretation of the early village of the Jesuits in the 1600 in Canada wonder movies and an excellent restauant serving heritage food

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My personal bent when traveling is to learn about the history of an area and this site is very well done and operated. It gives an excellent representation of many of the aspects of life in early Canada with the interactions of the French and First Nations. As all history does, it presents a certain bias, in this case towards... More

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Toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

After we had both finished reading The Orenda (excellent book!), my partner and I wanted to visit this very special place in Canadian History that features so prominently in the book. The reconstruction was a real accomplishment, and walking around the grounds helped us to see the area we grew up thinking was “cottage country” as so much more. When... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We visited this exhibit a couple of times over the last 20 years, and did it again recently with a 10-year-old grandchild. This is a must for all Canadians - and international visitors alike. An excellent, interactive way to understand the significance of this period in Canadian history. The audio-visual presentation and tour of the grounds with special presentation (fire... More

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Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We knew this attraction was nice and close to home but had put off our visit. We loved it! My son has Ojibway heritage and is always interested in learning more on native heritage. We didn't stay all day but certainly could have. There were nice engaging activities and great walk through settings. The staff are well versed in the... More

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Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Inspirational inspiring place Very moving experience of true accounts in history Will never forget Most moving was the actual graves of two of the martyrs inside the Church they used. Also the small rooms with very bare basics the missionaries stayed in and the room where they cared for the sick and dying Indians

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