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Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons

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Address: 16164 Highway #12, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K8, Canada
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Ontario's first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the...

Ontario's first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for Native visitors.

By 1648, Sainte-Marie was a wilderness home to 66 French men, representing one-fifth of the entire population of New France. Sainte-Marie's brief history ended in 1649, when members of the mission community were forced to abandon and burn their home of nearly 10 years.

After extensive archaeological and historical research, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is now recreated on its original site, where the mission's compelling story is brought to life.

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Local history a need to see.

Have visited this site over 30 times in the past 50 years and enjoy and see something different every time. Learn so much by the discoveries of life past.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
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Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited this site over 30 times in the past 50 years and enjoy and see something different every time. Learn so much by the discoveries of life past.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family fun + history lesson = Awesome! It feels like the place can literally take one back in time! Enjoyed walking and exploring the place, tasting a common favourite at the time onion soup, and capturing the historic village in pictures. The staff were very friendly!

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Waubaushene, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Saint Marie Among the Hurons many times. Both in the summer and for their incredible First Light experience in December of each year. I always learn something new, and enjoy every minute of my visit. A must see in the Midland area!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Took my kids here they had fun and learned lots. It was a great little walk back in time. The staff was also very knowledgeable and great in character.

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Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is the place I always recommend for visitors to the area. The history, the staff, the site...all excellent. My favourite event of the year is First Light in November, when the site is lit only by candle light!

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Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Sainte-Marie is a Gem to have in our area. Staffing is always been top notch and a well run organization

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Wyebridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

This attraction has many seasonal events like the Christmas First Light and Aboriginal Day. There is Native story telling and drumming, crafts and a historical presentation of the first contact between White settlers and Native peoples. A great place to bring the kids.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Over 12,000 lanterns light your way along the paths of this historic settlement. Christmas carols, crafts and stories for the kids, musket and cannon fire, hot chocolate, and beaver tails! What more could you ask for! Highly recommended.

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Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Bonus...they accommodate guests who do not speak English by providing translation through headphones/headsets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Amazing! Educational, fun and beautiful candle lit ambiance. This event only runs for 3 weekends late Nov. early Dec. so watch for it next year.

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