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Address: 466 Queen St South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1W7, Canada
Phone Number: 519-742-7752
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Exciting, a walk in the past

Lots of history from the first settlers of Kitchener - very interactive, the staff is very knowledgeable. Not all buildings were open when I visited, which was kind of a bummer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Katryne M
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Lots of history from the first settlers of Kitchener - very interactive, the staff is very knowledgeable. Not all buildings were open when I visited, which was kind of a bummer.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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105 reviews 105 reviews
19 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If anyone wants to experience how it was to live in a different era, the Schneider house is for you. It is takes you on journey back in time. People are dressed in period costumes in parts of the house. This gives you a real feel for what it was like back then.

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carleton place
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
93 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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