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Fanshawe Pioneer Village, London

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Step back in time at Fanshawe Pioneer Village, where you can observe historical reenactments and discover what life must have been like in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspect over 25,000 artifacts, including furniture, clothing, tools, and vehicles, as well as over 30 original and replica buildings. Only open for daily public visits from the Victoria Day long weekend through Canadian Thanksgiving, then continue to run special events through Christmas as well as education programs. Check the website for accurate hours. To visit Fanshawe Pioneer Village on your trip to London, use our London trip itinerary builder tool.
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  • I have loved visiting Pioneer Village since I was a child. It's a relaxing, fun day spent outside. You can wander the buildings as you wish and there are sometimes events and extra activities, as...  more »
  • This is one of best places you can go visit in fall.. it is gorgeous ! The houses, how they printed everything. It was a new experience and I did enjoyed it!  more »
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  • Fanshawe Pioneer Village recreates a rural Ontario village over a 100-year time span, including buildings and their furnishings or equipment. To accomplish this the buildings are co-located by period, and the map/brochure you are given suggests an order which will take you from the oldest to most recent. Many buildings have docents dressed in period attire who tell you about the buildings and answer questions. Everything is in restored condition, and you are welcome to explore the buildings and grounds all you want. They make it easy for you to imagine what life would have been like in those days. It was very interesting to see the changes between the periods and learn the reasons for them. Highly recommendable for school groups. There is so much to see and learn here that we spent an entire day. Food is available in the village, so you don't have to worry about leaving in order to get lunch. To find it you must first find Fanshawe Conservation Area northeast of London, Ontario (at 1424 Clarke Road), the follow the orange-colored directional signs.
  • We really enjoyed this trip with the grandchildren. It was both educational and fun. They had various games to play, and all the staff were very happy and kind. The young lady at the toll booth was exceptional, bubbly and kind. Overall, we had a great experience and we hope to go back! 5 stars!
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