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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 #7 of 28 attractions in Kitchener
Type: History Museums
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Waterloo, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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122 reviews 122 reviews
65 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

It is wondeful to see how some things can be preserved. The heritage and the history of Joseph Schneider Haus. This is a place I have visited with my children when they were in junior classes and I have also been here with their school as one of the parent volunteers. It is a lovely place to see.

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St. Jacobs, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great place to visit for a local history lesson. The staff were very knowledgeable not only about the house but about the surrounding areas and the lives that the people lived. Definitely a must see for anyone interested in the area.

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