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Doon Heritage Village

10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada
+1 519-748-1914
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So Much FUN!

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

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Jazminepalmer4
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New Hamburg, Canada
Great Way to Experience History.

This venue can be paired with an indoor museum visit to provide a comprehensive look at early life... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
rhino20004
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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: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada
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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!

1  Thank Jazminepalmer4
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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.

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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

2  Thank IJtraveller
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Interesting village that tells about the Mennonite life in 1914. There are costumed guides throughout the village who explain about the building you are looking at. Sometimes, I was the only one in a building, but they never made me feel like they were cutting...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Located in the suburbs of Kitchener, this is a great little museum. Upon entering, there is a local museum with lots of great and interesting information about the Kitchener-Waterloo area. It seems like it should be boring but is actually quite interesting. My family and...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We went back to 1914 for a couple of hours. The smell of the place, the costumes and the whole ambiance took us back in time.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

What a great place to learn about how people had to live back in the day, you will be able to see how things were made, how a black shop made tools, how they had to cook,( you even get to try the food out),...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We went here with our children and it was so fun! The staff is FANTASTIC!! It is such a cool little place. The staff was great at educating us on everything. Every little building we went into we were met by someone who told us...More

1  Thank jdcazj
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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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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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