Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Midland

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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. Put Sainte-Marie among the Hurons into our Midland trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I was disappointed at the stance of the commentary etc - almost all was from the catholic/jesuit priest point of view and very little from a first nation perspective.  more »
  • I expected to spend about 45 minutes to perhaps 1 hour here, but it was so interesting and so much to see that I was there for over 3 hours and still could have used more time. I didn't realize all th...  more »
  • Beautiful stuffed settlement, exactly as it was at the time of the first Jesuits who visited Canada. Professionally done, well organised and very educational.
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  • Great place to learn. It was built over the old foundations as accurately as possible. The workers are very informative and are dressed up to play their part. Worthwhile to see
  • The staff here is friendly and helpful. Always a great time with the whole family. The crafts and interactive features are fantastic.
  • Cool Native Village. Great history and staff are dressed in period costume. Neat place to check out with the kids.
  • Great place to dive into the history about Ontario’s first European Community, very friendly staff, they are dressed it the costumes to ensure you have the right experience of history.
  • Nice place, people friendly, but they close 5pm And u Need 2hours to see everything so make sure that u arrive there before 3pm

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