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Joseph Schneider Haus

466 Queen St South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1W7, Canada (City Commercial Core)
519-742-7752
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Ranked #6 of 29 Attractions in Kitchener
Type: History Museums
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English first
carleton place
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I wasn't expecting to see much more than I've seen in every other pioneer village. However, I did see more, and I learned more. The staff is super competent and knowledgeable, so It was truly a pleasure to learn from them. I have never before seen such a coffee roaster, nor have I ever heard of a spring house before... More

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Hanover, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It was nothing to do with Schneider's sausages! We stopped by to investigate, and were delighted that we did. It is an ok\ld German family home that was once in the open country, but is now surrounded by the hustle and bustle of modern city living. This gives you an excellent iew of how life was like prior to the... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I went with a friend who was visiting the area. We expected it would be a quick in and out, but we were there for ages. The guide in period costume was very friendly and informative, and he showed us around. The house has been very well restored. Plus it's dirt cheap to visit. Definitely would recommend.

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Kitchener, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I decided to pay another visit to Joseph Schneider Haus during a recent staycation! I had to pay only a small fee and it was well worth the visit. The guides, who were dressed in costume, were great. They were friendly and had lots of interesting information to pass on! The Haus is beautifully restored! I went for a visit... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great place to learn about local history. Fascinating place inside and out. Give you a great idea how they used to live in this area.

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Kitchener
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137 reviews 137 reviews
79 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Joseph Schneider came to what is now known as the Waterloo Region in 1807. Along with many others, he arrived from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for arable farmland. The house that he built in 1816 is now a museum. Every weekend there is something happening at the "historic haus". Today we learned how flax is made into linen fabric. Also one... More

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England
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110 reviews 110 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is a place we've been visiting for years with our son. It really is like stepping back in time. The guides are incredibly knowledgable and there is always something new to see.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Kitchener doesn't have much in the way of sights, so apart from the farmer's market and perhaps Victoria Park and Laurel Creek, this is it! I took the family and enjoyed being taken back to Kitchener's past by spirited young guides. For the handymen (and women) out there, check out the beams and the hardwood floors in the attic!

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Waterloo, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This is a quaint step into the heritage of one of Kitchener's founding fathers Joseph Schneider. Good spot for an educational outing complete with staff decked out in period costumes, baking from a woodstove right up to the attic filled with herbs from the garden drying. School trips often visit but good to bring your children. At Easter time they... More

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This museum is 'frozen in time' and everything is done the way it was in 1856! Very beautiful place, very soothing for the soul. Lots to see and do!

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