Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons

16164 Hwy. 12
Midland, ON L4R 4K8- Map It
Phone: (705) 526-7838

AAA Editor Notes

Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, 5 km (3 mi.) e. on Hwy. 12 opposite Martyrs' Shrine, is a 1.2-hectare (3-acre) re-creation of the French Jesuit mission to the Hurons that stood on the site 1639-49; it is reputed to have been the first European community in Ontario. The reconstruction followed extensive excavations and more than 200 years of archeological research. Within the palisades are a Huron mission chapel, Ontario's first permanent Christian cemetery, Huron longhouses, an Algonquin wigwam, carpenter and blacksmith shops, a cookhouse, drying and storing racks for meat and fish, shelters and many other examples of 17th-century habitation. The orientation center offers an audiovisual presentation. In July and August visitors can partake in daily activities and join a guided tour. Education tours are offered seasonally. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
Admission Victoria Day weekend-Labour Day $12; $10.50 (students 13+ with ID); $10 (ages 6-12 and 65+). Admission mid-May through day before Victoria Day weekend and day after Labour Day-late Oct. $10; $9.25 (ages 6-12 and 65+ and students with ID); $44 (family, two adults and two children), $11 (each additional child).
Hours: Daily 10-5, Victoria Day weekend to mid-Oct.; Mon.-Fri. 10-5, early Apr.-day before Victoria Day weekend and mid-Oct. through Oct. 30. Last admission 15 minutes before closing. Allow 2 hours minimum.