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Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons

16164 Highway #12, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K8, Canada
+1 705-526-7838
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My husband, myself, our son and his 7 year old twins went here. Every one enjoyed themselves. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carole T
History Up Close

We were surprised by the wealth of historic detail that went into the restoration of this mission... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
j9mitchell
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Ontario's first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for Native visitors. By 1648, Sainte-Marie was a wilderness home to 66 French men, representing one-fifth of the entire population of New France. Sainte-Marie's brief history ended in 1649, when members of the mission community were forced to abandon and burn their home of nearly 10 years. After extensive archaeological and historical research, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is now recreated on its original site, where the mission's compelling story is brought to life.
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16164 Highway #12, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband, myself, our son and his 7 year old twins went here. Every one enjoyed themselves. The grandkids were very excited and learned an awful lot. We went 30 years ago and the park has grown and improved. Even with the additions of a...More

Thank Carole T
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were surprised by the wealth of historic detail that went into the restoration of this mission site. The hand-held audio is important: without it, we wouldn't have learned as much as we did about the Jesuits, their helpers, and the native people who lived...More

Thank j9mitchell
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice and informative place to go for a quick day trip. The spouse and I went for a few hours because we haven't been since our elementary schools brought us there on trips. We thought it would be nice to see again

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went through here with my son. It is the site of a settlement by the Jesuits dating back to the 1600s. All of the buildings are reconstructed based on historical documents. I liked it because it provided a good insight to the settlement by...More

Thank Jay O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and decided to get away for a few days. Had considered for years to visiting this site. Finally we made a point to visit as we were staying in Orillia. Certainly was not hard to find with many...More

Thank Karl L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot gives you a great sense of how the area was settled. The buildings are authentic, the location accurate and the costumed staff helpful and informative. In addition to their normal summer months they have an amazing "First Light" event in the early winter....More

Thank NorthernCanadian1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a great spot that represents local history and the history of Canada. They have reconstructions of buildings from when the Jesuits were in Canadian the 1600's and a museum and tours led by costumed interpreters. Great place for families and history buffs.More

Thank parkwarden
Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear "parkwarden": Thank you for visiting the historical site of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons recently. We appreciate you taking the time to post your feedback and we are so glad that you enjoyed your experience. We hope that you will come back and visit us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our time at Ste Marie! Lots of interactive centres for crafts and playing games. Loved the canal on site! The church is really interesting. Well done, makes you feel as you're living with them in that time period. Thoroughly enjoyed it and so did...More

Thank BurstIntoSong
Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear "BurstIntoSong", We are so glad that you and your boys had a great time at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons; our talented historical interpreters really make the site come alive. Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to many more visits. Nathalie C.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 4 and it closed at 5, but we came back for a 6pm candlelight stroll. The stroll was great, as it was really a small group guided tour. Very informative staff, dressed in period costumes and role-played several characters. Storyteller at the...More

Thank sun4us62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during a short stay in Midland. The complex is bigger than it looks but there is lots to see at your leisure or with timed demonstrations; unfortunately one of the outdoor ones had to be cancelled due to the weather. The staff in...More

Thank Tom M
Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tom M. Thank you for visiting the site during your short time in Midland and for your posting your feedback. There is indeed a lot to see and experience at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and our visitor are often pleasantly surprised and wish they...More

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qbclaudia64
5 June 2015|
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Response from Nathalie C | Property representative |
Sainte-Marie is currently open 7 days a week from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Please visit our website for more information on rates and hours of operation.
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