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Doon Heritage Village

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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A very enjoyable visit, like a time machine.

This is a recreation of a small village as it would have been in 1914. There is a general store... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Ronnie J
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Great time

We had a great time. The staff were very informative about all aspects of the village. They... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Sunni B
Kitchener, Ontario, 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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada
+1 519-748-1914
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All reviews farm animals general store blast from the past back in the day meat market pioneer life gift shop regional museum museum building period costume heritage village well worth the visit waterloo region couple of hours on display all ages blacksmith
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

This is a recreation of a small village as it would have been in 1914. There is a general store, blacksmith and other shops and houses. The staff are in period dress and are very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Allow yourself plenty time to do...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ronnie J
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We had a great time. The staff were very informative about all aspects of the village. They answered all our questions. My granddaughter was only 7 and really enjoyed the visit.i

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sunni B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We loved our visit to Doon, I would love to go back and take in more detail. Allow yourself lots of time to explore; the houses and buildings are original and retain the atmosphere and smells of days gone by. The staff are friendly and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Established in 1957, Doon Heritage Village is a picturesque, 60-acre, living history village showcasing life in the Waterloo Region during the year 1914. It features knowledgeable interpreters dressed in authentic 1914 clothing, historic buildings, farm animals, and period activities like washing clothes. Structures on display...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

Great small heritage village. Can read about the history of the area or hear from the various staff members. The main building has slide presentations and facilities.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kenneth M
Reviewed 3 April 2018

If you love historic places and culture it's a great idea to go to this village! It's fun for ALL ages!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Jazminepalmer4
Reviewed 12 February 2018

This venue can be paired with an indoor museum visit to provide a comprehensive look at early life in Waterloo County.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank rhino20004
Reviewed 4 October 2017

See the review of the Waterloo Regional Museum as this was part of the one visit. It was well worth the visit and the staff in their period roles were excellent. Without mentioning names, the saddlery, blacksmith and meat market staff member teaches blacksmithing to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Keri S, Front Office Manager at Doon Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for the kind words regarding our staff. Our blacksmith has been training for several years. He excels at his craft, and thoroughly enjoys sharing his knowledge with the public. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Read about the founders then walk how they lived. A visual feast. Pioneer life comes to the fore as you stroll the town of historical buildings.

Date of experience: August 2017
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WaterlooRegionMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Doon Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for the review Katass!

Reviewed 25 September 2017

Great place to see some of the Canadian artifacts from 1800-1960's. Great entertainment including movies from the 1920's and dress up.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Keri S, Front Office Manager at Doon Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

We're glad you had a chance to visit both the Doon Heritage Village and the indoor galleries, and we look forward to your return!

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7 October 2017|
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Response from Maureen T | Reviewed this property |
The website says: Dear Visitors, as per our Fall Hours please be advised the Village will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, but is open this Holiday Monday October 9, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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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