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Joseph Schneider Haus

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Address: 466 Queen St S, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1W7, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 519-742-7752
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great historical visits

- Visited this great place more than three times in the last few years - Full of interesting things to learn about pioneers and first settlers in town - Very educational for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kal5590
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

- Visited this great place more than three times in the last few years - Full of interesting things to learn about pioneers and first settlers in town - Very educational for little children

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Thank Kal5590
Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Excellent historical interpretation for all to see. Great for schools and families alike. Parking across the street. Open year round with different activities to share.

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calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

To be honest, I only came here because the Woodside National Historic Site, which I was planning to visit, was closed. What a find! This was much better than I expected. The 200-year-old house is fascinating (furnishings and building techniques), the other buildings on the grounds are interesting, but what made this place stand out was the guide. She was... More 

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Thank geo3
Antoinette D, Manager at Joseph Schneider Haus, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Joseph Schneider Haus Museum. We're very pleased to hear that we exceeded your expectations and hope to see you here again soon! Antoinette Duplessis/Historic Sites Supervisor More 

Tiny, Canada
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Nice to know about This part of Ontario. Great German heritage. Nice place for families, I recommend it

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Thank SGG2013
Antoinette D, Manager at Joseph Schneider Haus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recommendation! We have of lot of wonderful programs and activities that we hope will keep folks coming back. Regards, Antoinette Duplessis/Historic Sites Supervisor More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

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 pioneers. Our guide was perfect. Her heart was in the scene. They have school programs too and summer children programs. Every week has... More 

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Thank Lorna M
Antoinette D, Manager at Joseph Schneider Haus, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit to Joseph Schneider Haus - as you discovered - there's lots to see and do! We hope to see you again soon. Antoinette Duplessis/Historic Sites Supervisor More 

Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

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. Although the restored home is impressive enough, I was particularly taken with the exhibit in the adjoining visitor centre, elaborating upon the Schneiders' history through the nineteenth... More 

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Antoinette D, Manager at Joseph Schneider Haus, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Joseph Schneider Haus. We’re so glad to hear that you enjoyed our new 200th anniversary exhibit, Still Standing, as well as your interactions will our costumed staff. We hope that you will visit us again soon. Beginning at the end of October we’ll be exhibiting, The Barn Raising Project, a travelling exhibit of hooked rugs by... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I've been to this museum a few times over the past several years, and it's always a pleasant and educational experience. The main focus of the museum is the Schneider house, a restored Mennonite home that dates back to 1816. There are also art and photography exhibits, and a folk artist in residence program. Knowledgeable staff in period costume are... More 

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Antoinette D, Manager at Joseph Schneider Haus, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Joseph Schneider Haus and for being a repeat visitor! We appreciate your support! And as you rightly point out, a visit to any historic site can make us much more appreciative of our modern creature comforts. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Antoinette. Historic Sites Supervisor. More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I recently venture over to Joseph Schneider Haus with some co-workers and we all had a great time! The male interpreter in the building was very informative and polite. He interpreted the perfect amount without following us around or making us feel like we were being watched. He was absolutely excellent and answered all questions that were asked.

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Kitchener, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

My son visited two weeks ago as part of a school trip and had a great time. Among other things, he learned to retrieve water from a well, bake muffins in a wood-fired oven, and carve useful and decorative objects from wood. The instructors know their history and are able to pass it on to the children in a variety... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

This historically correct working farmhouse is located immediately adjacent to the Victoria Park in Kitchener, Ontario; you can experience both together. Young children will experience farm life in the 1800s.

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