Doon Heritage Village, Kitchener

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Doon Heritage Village, located at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum, is a picturesque 60 acre living history village that shows visitors what life was like in the Waterloo Region in the year 1914. It is located in the former Doon village, now part of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, next to Homer Watson Park.

The Doon Heritage Village is open seasonally from May to December. The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is open daily throughout the year, while the village is not open weekends in September, October and November.

The Doon Heritage Village recreates life in rural Waterloo County during the year 1914. It has more than 22 buildings on more than 24 hectares (60 acres). Some of these are restored buildings donated and relocated from across Waterloo Region and south-central Ontario, and some are reconstructions based on original buildings.

Buildings in the living history village include the Grand Trunk Railway's Petersburg station, Peter Martin House, Wagon Drive Shed and Barns, Detweiler Weavery, Dry Goods and Grocery Store, Harness Shop, Tailor Shop, Post Office, Sawmill, Blacksmith Shop, Meat Market, Repair Shop, Peter McArthur House, Seibert House, Sararas House, Bricker Barn, Freeport United Brethren in Christ Church, and Fire Hall.

The Doon Heritage Village, which has been in operation since 1957, and the nearby Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum, which opened in 2010, are owned and operated by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.

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  • Doon Heritage Village is a recreation of a rural Ontario village in 1914, including buildings and their furnishings or equipment, and grounds. Many buildings have docents dressed in period attire who....  more »
  • We came specifically to explore the old Anne of Green Gables sites from the 1985 movie and were disappointed at the lack of knowledge by all the staff about the locations, as well as the attitude of.....  more »
  • What an amazing place to learn about our region's history. The animals were a definite hit the sheep are so vocal I loved it!! The workers are so helpful answering all our questions definitely have to check out Evan and Damien in the blacksmith shop so very interesting to watch them work hands on with the fire and metal. Great place to spend the day with the kids!
  • Good place to spend a couple hours with the kids. My boys 6 & 9 loved the lacrosse game in the field and the scavenger hunt in the museum especially. Very inexpensive too, compared to similar places. $23 including tax for myself and kids.
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