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Doon Heritage Village

10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada
+1 519-748-1914
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Great historical experience

The children enjoyed the experience of doing things the way they have been done two hundred years... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kal0000
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Waterloo, Canada
via mobile
A blast from the past

Doon Heritage Village contains many beautifully restored houses, shops, workshops and a church... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GwenJPotter
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Kitchener, Canada
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Doon Heritage Village is a 60 acre living history village, exploring life in rural Waterloo Region in the year 1914. The village is open daily throughout the summer season; and open weekdays only during the months of September, October and November. The village is open on selected weekends in December - check the museum's website for specific dates and times. The Waterloo Region Museum is the entrance to Doon Heritage Village. One admission price includes entry to the village and museum exhibit galleries. The village comes to life with knowledgeable interpreters dressed in authentic 1914 clothing and features historic buildings, farm animals and fun activities the whole family will enjoy. Learn what was happening locally, provincially, nationally and internationally in the year 1914, the time period Doon Heritage Village is set in, by watching the museum's Orientation Video, available on-line and in the Waterloo Region Museum's Christie® Theatre.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada
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+1 519-748-1914
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The children enjoyed the experience of doing things the way they have been done two hundred years ago. The train and telegraph station could be better with more information and explanation.

Thank Kal0000
Keri S, Front Office Manager at Doon Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments - we are thrilled you enjoyed the experience at Doon Heritage Village. We apologize that the train station didn't meet your expectations, and we will strive to improve the interpretation in that building.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doon Heritage Village contains many beautifully restored houses, shops, workshops and a church, many of which have people in period costume in them ready to tell visitors all about the history and lives of the people who lived and worked there. Fascinating visit - and...More

Thank GwenJPotter
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Not sure why this attraction is getting a seperate review? The Doon Village is part of the Waterloo Regional Museum and you can not enter here without paying museum admission. Doon Village features a few streets and historic buildings. Most have been transported but some...More

Thank kav2001c
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I first visitied here when it was "Doon Pioneer Villiage" with a class trip. Been many many more times and did a highschool coop placement here. Have taken my kids here many times. Its such an interesting place to visit, especially now with the extra...More

Thank roadwearytraveller66
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My family and I have visited Doon Heritage a few times over the past few years. We usually try to go at least once a year. Our kids love seeing the all sights and interacting with the people. My son really enjoyed learning from the...More

Thank Al W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

See how people lived over 100 years ago. Village is setup like a street with shops and homes back in that day. Children will have fun watching the blacksmith and many interesting people dressed up and playing the part. Beautiful gardens in the summer.

Thank Maureen T
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We have a yearly pass so go a couple times a year. Staff is always very warm and welcoming. The village is a peaceful place to wonder around. Be sure to go in December on Sundays when they open the village all decorated for Christmas....More

Thank colbor
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is an interesting spot, and I'm told it was used in the original CBC Anne of Green Gables series. The buildings seem relatively well kept, although the second time through, there seemed to be some decline. It is a venue to walk through at...More

Thank Scott C
WaterlooRegionMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Doon Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Hello and thank you for visiting. We're sorry you experienced a lack of direction. Normally visitors are given information when they arrive and are also given a visitor guide book that includes a map of Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village. We hope you...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful day here walking around and exploring a totally different time in history . Have people at each house active with baking or outside playing cricket was wonderful. I totally recommend this for a great summer day activity.

Thank nadya s
WaterlooRegionMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Doon Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Thanks for visiting Doon Heritage Village... we're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 15 January 2017

I went to the Doon Heritage Village for the first time around Christmas, so it was all set up for the holidays. What a nice treat! I learned so much about our KW history! Well worth it!

Thank WhiteCabana
WaterlooRegionMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Doon Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Thanks for visiting Doon Heritage Village. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

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northern_cutie
What time is this site opened
8 May 2016|
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Response from 142vericak | Reviewed this property |
Open from May 1st - September 5th, from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Special programs at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Very informative website to google -Waterloo Region Museum. Give yourselves at least 1/2 a day to take in the... More
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