DescriptionOriginally called Jakobstettel, or “little town of many Jacobs,” St. Jacobs is in an area that was settled by Mennonites from Pennsylvania after the American Revolution. Horse-drawn carriages are a familiar sight along village streets, which are lined with more than 100 shops of local retailers and artisans.
Visitors can learn about the history of the world's favorite pancake topping at the Maple Syrup Museum, Front and King streets in the Country Mill; phone (519) 664-1232.
Performing arts venues include St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, in a former cidery and winery on Benjamin Road, and Schoolhouse Theatre, in an 1867 schoolhouse on Albert Street; phone (519) 747-7788 and (519) 638-5555, respectively, or (855) 372-9866 for both venues.
Visitor InfoSt. Jacobs Country Tourism 1386 King St. N. ST. JACOBS, ON N0B 2N0. Phone:(519)664-2293 or (800)265-3353
ShoppingThree kilometres (1.8 mi.) south of town at 25 Benjamin Rd. E. is St. Jacobs Factory Outlet Mall with name-brand stores carrying clothing, shoes, linens and china.
Thursday and Saturday 7-3:30 (also Tuesday 8-3, mid-June to late August), shoppers can hunt for foodstuffs, handcrafted items, clothing and housewares at the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market, just 2 kilometres (1.2 mi.) south at Weber St. and Farmers' Market Rd. On market days, mid-April through October, horse-drawn trolley tours transport visitors to a nearby Mennonite farm; phone (519) 747-1830. From early May through October, there also is an outdoor market on Sunday across from the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market.
Things to SeeThe Mennonite Story Visitor Centre