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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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Great Historical site, Staff are great and informative

My wife and I spent the day here on Friday. The weather was not the greatest and we came a couple... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
equillibrium88
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North Bay, Canada
Thank you mark and liam

Thanks for a great day taught us some very cool stuff in my opinion you guys were great once again... read more

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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 wife and I spent the day here on Friday. The weather was not the greatest and we came a couple weeks before school gets out so we were still in their low season, so not many staff. Nonetheless, what staff were present made great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks for a great day taught us some very cool stuff in my opinion you guys were great once again thank you guys for a great day devin st. Gabriels

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Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Devin, It was a pleasure to welcome St. Gabriel school to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. What an exciting and fun-filled day you had with your school. We look forward to your visit next year for another fantastic Education Program! Nathalie C.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found the entire place very much the same throughout. Although some of the staff in the outdoor buildings were lovely it was a little boring from the get go.More

Thank Katie M
Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Katie M. Thank you for your recent visit to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and for your compliments of our historical interpreters. We hope that you will come back to the site to experience some of our special events such as National Aboriginal Day on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an important recreation of an important part of Canada's early history. The buildings and historical pieces are excellent. The staff are knowledgeable, accommodating and fun. A must see for young and older history buffs.

Thank Brian S
Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Brian C. It is a pleasure to receive such positive feedback, especially about the quality our historical interpreters. They play a very important part in the experience our visitors come to enjoy. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Nathalie C.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an excellent piece of history! I gained a better understanding of the past just by walking around and listening to the audio device. I especially enjoyed visiting the martyr site and Brebuf's grave.More

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Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear "lifeguardonduty", Thank you for your visit to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and for your feedback. it is great to hear that you enjoyed our historical site and spending some time at the graves of two martyred Jesuit priests, Jean de Brebeuf and Gabriel Lalemant....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This interpretation centre and rebuilt village founded by Jesuits in 1639 is a must-see when visiting the area. It was designed as a retreat for the missionaries and a refuge for Christian Wendat (Huron people). History really comes to life with lots of reconstructed buildings...More

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

Dear "45DegreesNorth", Thank you so for taking the time to share such a wonderful and thorough review of your recent visit to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. We will share your positive feedback with our team, and with our interpreters in particular, who strive to give...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Went with friends here. Watch the short movie and you get a good explanation of the place. They give each person a audio device which you use to listen to information from the 33 points within the site. Even though it was raining the gravel...More

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Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Marathon59, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a detailed review of your recent visit to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your tour of our historical site and that you were impressed...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

For first time visitors, start in the theatre and wait until the short movie ends before exploring the village. Look for coupons from the Ontario Government website or from the nearby Martyr's Shrine that give 50% off.

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Have visited this site over 30 times in the past 50 years and enjoy and see something different every time. Learn so much by the discoveries of life past.

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Family fun + history lesson = Awesome! It feels like the place can literally take one back in time! Enjoyed walking and exploring the place, tasting a common favourite at the time onion soup, and capturing the historic village in pictures. The staff were very...More

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Is the Sainte-Marie among the Hurons open on Mondays?
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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