Fanshawe Pioneer Village

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This pioneer village offers visitors a snapshot into the 19th century with authentic period houses, interactive exhibits and demonstrations by costumed actors.

Fanshawe Pioneer Village is the perfect place to discover the rich, rural heritage of Middlesex County. See a century of history come to life as costumed interpreters demonstrate pioneering life in traditional village houses, churches and shops. Take a tour through the museum and learn about the region’s history, from settlement to bustling township.

Experience daily life in the 19th century and discover historical farming practices, trades and pastimes from the period. Visit a woodworking shop, a blacksmith shop, a school and the town hall and local tavern, all much as they would have been 100 years ago.

Visit the Trinity Anglican Church, an excellent example of carpenter gothic architecture. The Corbett Tavern is an original log house from 1843. Don’t miss Peel House, the boyhood home of esteemed artist, Paul Peel.

Learn about the Middlesex County villages of Westminster, London, North Dorchester, Delaware and more on the museum’s comprehensive timeline display. Take a multimedia smartphone tour to watch videos and slideshows and learn about the different exhibits in French, English or Spanish.

Stop by the Denfield General Store to pick up a local handcrafted souvenir. The Pioneer Village Café offers snacks and lunchtime meals, made with local produce. Explore nearby Fanshawe Lake and try hiking, cycling, sailing or camping in the surrounding area.

Fanshawe Pioneer Village is located in the Fanshawe Conservation Area approximately a 20-minute drive from downtown London in Canada. The admission fee includes access to the scenic conservation area and a smartphone or self-guided tour. The village is open Tuesday to Friday year-round and is also open on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer holidays.

Experience a century of history in a day at this time capsule village.

Top Hotels Close to Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Travelodge by Wyndham London Ontario
Travelodge by Wyndham London Ontario
2.5 out of 5
2010 Dundas St, London, ON
The price is CA $58 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Located in Argyle, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Argyle Mall and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Fanshawe College. London Convention Center and Budweiser Gardens are ...
2.9/5 (34 reviews)
"The property is in convenient location & pretty quiet. staff at check in was friendly & gave us a corner room as requested."

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Best Western London Airport Inn & Suites
Best Western London Airport Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
2230 Dundas Street E, London, ON
The price is CA $109 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Located in Argyle, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Argyle Mall and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Fanshawe College. Centennial Hall and London Music Hall are also within ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (987 reviews)
"Friendly and courteous staff. Rooms were clean and the bed was very comfortable bed. Free hot buffet breakfast is one of the best anywhere!"

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Fanshawe College Conference Services
Fanshawe College Conference Services
2.5 out of 5
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd, London, ON
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fanshawe College, Argyle Mall, and Western Fair Entertainment Centre. University of Western Ontario ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (93 reviews)
"Awesome place to stay for a night and easily accessible. However there were stains on the pillows, bedding and towels."

Reviewed on Aug. 12, 2019

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Travelodge by Wyndham London Ontario
Travelodge by Wyndham London Ontario
2.5 out of 5
2010 Dundas St, London, ON
The price is CA $58 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
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Best Western London Airport Inn & Suites
Best Western London Airport Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
2230 Dundas Street E, London, ON
The price is CA $109 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
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Fanshawe College Conference Services
2.5 out of 5
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd, London, ON
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Motor court Motel
Motor court Motel
2 out of 5
1883 Dundas street, London, ON
The price is CA $60 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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American Plaza Motel
American Plaza Motel
2 out of 5
2031 Dundas Street East, London, ON
The price is CA $75 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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Knights Inn London
Knights Inn London
1.5 out of 5
1739 Dundas Street, London, ON
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Avon basement Room near Fanshawe college - Room 105
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