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Joseph Schneider Haus

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Address: 466 Queen St S, 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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A community treasure

Having visited several historic homes in Ontario this summer, I found this place a breath of fresh air, casting light on a community of settlers with origins far removed from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Vancouver
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Vancouver
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67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited several historic homes in Ontario this summer, I found this place a breath of fresh air, casting light on a community of settlers with origins far removed from the British Isles. Although the restored home is impressive enough, I was particularly taken with the exhibit in the adjoining visitor centre, elaborating upon the Schneiders' history through the nineteenth... More 

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Antoinette D, Manager at Joseph Schneider Haus, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Joseph Schneider Haus. We’re so glad to hear that you enjoyed our new 200th anniversary exhibit, Still Standing, as well as your interactions will our costumed staff. We hope that you will visit us again soon. Beginning at the end of October we’ll be exhibiting, The Barn Raising Project, a travelling exhibit of hooked rugs by... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to this museum a few times over the past several years, and it's always a pleasant and educational experience. The main focus of the museum is the Schneider house, a restored Mennonite home that dates back to 1816. There are also art and photography exhibits, and a folk artist in residence program. Knowledgeable staff in period costume are... More 

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Antoinette D, Manager at Joseph Schneider Haus, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Joseph Schneider Haus and for being a repeat visitor! We appreciate your support! And as you rightly point out, a visit to any historic site can make us much more appreciative of our modern creature comforts. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Antoinette. Historic Sites Supervisor. More 

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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I recently venture over to Joseph Schneider Haus with some co-workers and we all had a great time! The male interpreter in the building was very informative and polite. He interpreted the perfect amount without following us around or making us feel like we were being watched. He was absolutely excellent and answered all questions that were asked.

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Kitchener, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

My son visited two weeks ago as part of a school trip and had a great time. Among other things, he learned to retrieve water from a well, bake muffins in a wood-fired oven, and carve useful and decorative objects from wood. The instructors know their history and are able to pass it on to the children in a variety... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This historically correct working farmhouse is located immediately adjacent to the Victoria Park in Kitchener, Ontario; you can experience both together. Young children will experience farm life in the 1800s.

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Kitchener, Canada
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Great way to spend some time and see what our local history consisted of in the area. From how people grew, cooked and stored food, to living, sleeping and working arrangements. There's also exhibits to look at. Well worth the visit!

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Antoinette D, Manager at Joseph Schneider Haus, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Joseph Schneider Haus. We're pleased to know that you enjoy all that we have to offer and hope that you'll visit us again soon. Beginning in June we're launching a new Frugal Foods series that allows visitors to delve deeper into food growing, preservation and storage! Thank you. Antoinette, Historic Sites Supervisor. More 

Saint Thomas, Canada
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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

This home is so involved in the community and so well run it is hard to beat . There are always interesting thing going on with in it's community whether it is in the art gallery, the surrounding exterior grounds, the gift shop or with in the house it's self it is more than worth the time to stop and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

This was a very interesting museum to go through. Lots of history and information about life when KW was a small community. I love the period costumes. I would recommend visiting this historical site.

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Lviv, Ukraine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

It is an interesting fact that the whole city was established basically around the Joseph Schneider`s farm. The house itself shows the simplicity and special savor of the way of life of the not so old, but different times. You can learn a lot of interesting facts from the staff and volunteers of the museum. We met in the house... More 

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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Joseph Schneider Haus is another of my favourite Kitchener attractions in Waterloo County. The staff - all in period costume (I think the 'Haus" is almost 200 years old?) are deeply committed in their knowledge and affection for this old haus. I'm whisked away in time to a much simpler era where family was the pivotal strength of all activities,... More 

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