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Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Address: 16164 Highway #12, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-526-7838
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Midland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Ontario's first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Midland, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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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Brampton, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A great place to visit. A lesson in history for the family while having fun. Lots to see and learn! Many displays and areas to explore. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the day, or just a few hours. Wear comfy shoes as there will be quite a bit of walking.

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Midland, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

First Light is an amazing community event in an historic setting which is a dazzling experience with the thousands of candles lit to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Family friendly and very pleasant for all ages. It can get very busy so arriving at the first part of the evening when it opens is recommended. There are many... More 

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Alliston, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We have been to Sainte Marie many times but this was the first time for the First Light event. There were a lot of people there but the staff and volunteers did a great job organizing everything from the parking to the crafts to the food and drinks. We were glad we visited. So lovely to see the site lit... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I love history so getting to First Light this year was a priority for our family. Our whole family had a great time! My 4 year old daughter loved all the craft stops where she could put her creativity to use. My 2 year old loved the music, the blacksmiths and the musket firing display. My wife loved the beauty... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It is interesting to know about life of first immigrants in Canada! I liked it! I little bit long but still good.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Even in the rain we had a wonderful time. Lots to see and learn about and the presentations were informative and interesting.

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Burlington, Canada
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53 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This Historical Center is worth every cent. Make sure you have lots of time to take it all in. This is history that I have never seen in our schools. The tour starts with a movie background of what you are about to see. With a hand held personal guide and a route clearly umbered one wends ones way through... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

good place to stop and stretch your legs. peaceful nature trails, authentic village features buildings (and tools) that the early North American settlers would have used

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

had people dressed in period clothing explaining their roll in the settlement, the villiage is a replica of the original which is really well done and interesting

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