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Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Midland

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Historic Site
Take a step back in Canada's history at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, site of Ontario's first European community and headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. Established in 1639, settlers built a fenced town of barracks, workshops, residences, and a church. In 1649, in response to repeated attacks from the rival Iriquois nation, the residents burned their homes and fled. Today, the recreated community brings the mission's fascinating story to life as a historical site and living museum. Take a guided or self-guided tour to experience and learn about this era. Arrange to visit Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and other attractions in Midland using our Midland trip itinerary builder.
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  • For first time visitors, start in the theatre and wait until the short movie ends before exploring the village. Look for coupons from the Ontario Government website or from the nearby Martyr's Shrine ...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 capt...  more »
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  • The site is a wonderful mix of traditional museum, scholarly research, archeological dig, and an opportunity to walk back in history to a realistic reconstruction of the community in the 1640s. In addition, the restaurant is very good. Two thumbs up!
  • This place was supper cool. I went for 1st Light and really enjoyed it!
  • Very well put together large settlement replication. Since this was built in the 1960s as a recreation of the original, nothing is off limits kids can explore and learn about the settlement without barriers.
  • Sainte - Marie among the Hurons is such a historic place because you see how the aboriginals lived back then and it still looks good after hundreds of years later.
  • A wonderful reconstruction of the original Jesuit enclave that was established to convert the Huron to Christianity. There are many buildings, including 2 Huron long houses. I'm not religious, but still enjoyed the reconstruction, and the museum.