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Joseph Schneider Haus

Address: 466 Queen St South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1W7, Canada
Phone Number: 519-742-7752
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Ranked #4 of 43 things to do in Kitchener
Type: History museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: History museums, Museums
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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Nairobi, Kenya
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93 reviews 93 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
91 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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