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Schneider Haus National Historic Site

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It's a great way to step back into local history

They have done a great job of restoring the house. The staff is very knowledgeable. Great value... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Casey J
Toronto, Canada
The history of the house is important

We took some friends from the US and they enjoyed the visit. It would be better in summer when the... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2019
Toronto, Canada
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A local landmark and one of Kitchener's oldest dwellings. Schneider Haus National Historic Site features hands-on activities, special events, and more for the whole family! History comes to life as costumed staff demonstrate traditional tasks...more
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466 Queen St S, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1W7, Canada
+1 519-742-7752
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have done a great job of restoring the house. The staff is very knowledgeable. Great value if you get the museum yearly membership. Small but fun.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Casey J
Reviewed February 15, 2019

We took some friends from the US and they enjoyed the visit. It would be better in summer when the grounds are not snow covered. The photo I am posting is a plaque with the history of the house. This is an important aspect to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peter_K_B_Toronto
Reviewed January 22, 2019

Beautiful renovations with attractive grounds, friendly staff, gift shop with unique offerings, and plentiful parking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael Bonnie C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

If you are out for a stroll or going to one of the many activities at Victoria Park, walk a few blocks over to Schneider Haus. It's a great little museum of days gone by with staff in period costumes. Free admission and events planned...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed August 26, 2018

A local landmark, Schneider Haus is the oldest surviving Kitchener dwelling. It was built around 1816 by Joseph Schneider (1772-1843), a Pennsylvania-German Mennonite who emigrated with his wife (Barbara) and children to the area from Lancaster County. Originally, the Schneider farmstead included 181 hectares of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank burr6013
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed the long tour I was given at the Schneider Haus on a Friday in August. My guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer questions ranging from simple to basic. He was also very friendly and willing to explain everything from different...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mason C
Reviewed August 4, 2018

I visited here for the first time ever - even though I remember when it was opened back in early 1980's. (Funny how you aren't a tourist in your home town). It was a little confusing when we walked in. Lots of instructions which added...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Katharina291
Reviewed April 3, 2018

If you are bored, going to his house is definitely a fun time filler. Lots of fun events to go to and a lot of fun for the young ones!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jazminepalmer4
Reviewed February 12, 2018

Learn how a family prepared for winter or conducted everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning or preserving food in early Kitchener.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank rhino20004
Reviewed February 12, 2018

As my photos indicate, it's more than the primary house, with several ancient outbuildings so you almost feel like you are in a tiny village. It was closed the day I took these photos but we toured it previously. Do check their web sites to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Peter_K_B_Toronto
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June 14, 2017|
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Response from Carolyn B | Property representative |
I'm sorry I didn't see your question earlier. School buses and coach tours can drop off passengers on David Street. Then you walk up the path to the haus.