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Joseph Schneider Haus, Kitchener

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
The Joseph Schneider Haus is a museum in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. It was originally a house built circa 1816 by Joseph Schneider, who was among a large group of Pennsylvania German Mennonites from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania that settled in Waterloo County, Ontario in the early 19th century. The house is the oldest extant dwelling in Kitchener. The Schneider Haus museum is a living recreation of life in Ontario in the 1850s, and has been restored to that period. The site includes several out-buildings that recreate life of the time.The house was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1999.
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  • Nice to know about This part of Ontario. Great German heritage. Nice place for families, I recommend it 
  • You must come! Enter a different world. A world where life is simple. They schnitz apples, fire bake bread, dry fruits and veggies, butcher and on and on just like in days gone by. They dress like pio...  read more »
  • 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. Althou...  read more »
  • The staff at the Joseph Schneider Haus really made the whole experience so fantastic. They were friendly and welcoming, and full of interesting facts about the time period that they were enthusiastic to share. I had a great time and would highly recommend to anyone interested in history.
  • This morning I stopped at the garden of the Haus because one of their volunteers happened to be hoeing away the bindweed. I got the most awesome lessons on what was grown back in the early days of the homestead and how that has changed over the years. I chuckled to learn what to grow to make my own alcohol: Jerusalem artichoke! Who knew!! In sum: It's the staff that make the difference. Thank you all!
  • A historical site restored with great care and attention to detail. Historically accurate demonstrations are an excellent way for kids to learn what life was like in early Ontario.
  • Cool place to spend a day. Fun for the kids learning how things were done in the past
  • Loved going here on class of my favourite childhood memories this place and Blair Road
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