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“Finally made the visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Fanshawe Pioneer Village
2609 Fanshawe Park Road East, London, Ontario N5X 4A1, Canada
519 457-1296
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Ranked #9 of 35 Attractions in London
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Ingersoll
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Finally made the visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My wife and I have lived in the area of London, Ontario for over 20 years and have been meaning to visit this attraction for a long time. This year we finally made the visit along with my brother and we all found it very enjoyable as we find most historic sites to be. This is a nicely laid out site, which displays buildings and reflects life style situations in Southwestern Ontario from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. There is a relatively modern restaurant in an old style building and it operates for several hours from mid-morning until mid afternnoon. The food is reasonably priced and quite tasty, but unfortunately service is slow. That is not so much a staff problem as it is a visitor situation where it seems that most everyone shows up between noon and 12:30 pm, which causes quite a congested situation. I would recommend eating at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm. During our visit there was an old style baseball game with no gloves and rules from the mid-1800s. Although I am not a baseball fan the game was both comical and enjoyable. Children are welcome at this venue, but it may not be interesting for anyone under 10 years of age. Parking for this attraction is free and plentiful and the admission price is reasonable.@ $7 per person - tax included, children age 3 and under FREE. If someone wishes to visit only the Pioneer Village Café admission to Fanshawe Pioneer Village is not required. All in all it is an enjoyable experience if one enjoys historic places.

Visited June 2013
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“For all ages, memories for life, a yearly event.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The park has been around for many generations to enjoy. The camping, sites, lake, villages and events are the same only better as we age. Small differences are noticeable but do not take away from a place that all Londoners have loved from the first visit decades ago.

Visited August 2013
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London, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Pioneer Villagers in London”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I have been here in summer and in OCtober--when they have the Halloween haunting special. That was a lot of fun and the whole family enjoyed--even though our children were older by then. In summer, we first went, when our children were younger and it was a great deal of fun, education and interaction. No matter your age, you will enjoy and I encourage all ages to partake in "interactions" with the "townfolk". It is a wonderful day

Visited October 2012
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Lucan, Ontario, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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“STEP BACK IN TIME”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Learn what our fore fathers had to do to survive in Ontario...various venues weaving, threshing, black smith,etc. Many weekends special re-enactments of historical events...check out their web site. http://www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca/

Visited October 2012
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London ontario
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Fanshaw Village back to the past.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Every time their is a special event at the village it just adds to the enjoyment for any visit. The buildings are maintained to the highest of standards and the volunteer workers really enjoy their jobs. They will give you the history of the building or the commercial establishment and the signs point to its original location. Preserving history has always been a priority for the Upper Thames Valley Conservation Authority and they do a good job at this site. An added feature is the camping sites next door and a park with picnic sites available.

Visited July 2013
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