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Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Midland

(4.7/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • This is the place I always recommend for visitors to the area. The history, the staff, the site...all excellent. My favourite event of the year is First Light in November, when the site is lit only by...  more »
  • Sainte-Marie is a Gem to have in our area. Staffing is always been top notch and a well run organization 
  • This attraction has many seasonal events like the Christmas First Light and Aboriginal Day. There is Native story telling and drumming, crafts and a historical presentation of the first contact betwee...  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.