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Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Reconstruction of the past

Ontario’s first European community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for Native visitors.

By 1648, Sainte-Marie was a wilderness home to 66 French men, representing one-fifth of the entire population of New France. Sainte-Marie's brief history ended in 1649, when members of the mission community were forced to abandon and burn their home of nearly 10 years.

After extensive archaeological and historical research, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is now recreated on its original site, where the mission’s compelling story is brought to life.

Located near Midland in the beautiful Southern Georgian Bay area, this world-renowned reconstruction illustrates the interaction of the French and Wendat nations. Visitors get a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life, through guided or self-guided visits, school group tours, interactive education programs, special events, and corporate functions.

Visit our Interpretive Museum and themed gift shop, and complete your stay with a delicious meal in Restaurant Sainte-Marie.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is operated by Huronia Historical Parks, and is an Attraction of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

16164, Highway 12 East
Midland, Ontario
L4R 4K8

Admission

Rates are seasonal (Spring/summer)
Adults - $10.00/12.00
Seniors - $8.75/10.00
Students - $9.25/10.50
Youth - $8.75/9.25

Hours

10:00AM-5:00PM

Spring Season: April 8-May 17
Monday-Friday
Summer Season: May 18-October 1
Daily

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