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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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Great place to take the family

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Midland, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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ontario
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7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Midland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Smithville, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This attraction has a lot of history and artifacts. The staff at both locations are very knowledgeable on history and the contents within the museums. Would like to go back and spend more time there.

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Midland, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A wonderful place to spend the best part of a day. Local history comes to life with a tour of the site and the history of church, native relationships is visible, memorable.and interesting. Professionally presented ,educational and a beautiful setting for a family adventure. The Sainte-Marie restaurant is an added treat with atmosphere and good food.

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Midland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always enjoy a visit to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons - so much to see and do. Interpreters are very knowledgeable. Grandchildren enjoyed their visit , especially hands on events - candle making, baking, using quill pens, etc. First Light is a must see - beautiful event with vendors, music, fires, theatre, so many candles lighting your way throughout the grounds.... More 

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Midland, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Took our grand daughter for the afternoon and she fed the wild birds right out of her hand! She was so excited! Wonderful nature displays and knowledgeable staff.

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