May 27, 2022

The colourful Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is the first thing you see upon entering Doon Heritage Village, a picturesque 60-acre living history site in Kitchener.

Located at 10 Huron Rd., the village is open from May 1 to Dec. 23.

The site shows visitors how life was in Waterloo Region in 1914 and features knowledgeable interpreters dressed in authentic clothing from that time period. As well, they have historic buildings, farm animals, a café, a store that sells unique items and fun activities for the whole family.

Kevin Thomas, public program specialist for Waterloo Region Museum, said there is a lot to explore in the village. “There are many types of activities to be enjoyed. As well as the historical museum, there is an old Mennonite house and a farm.”

Other buildings include a meat shop, blacksmith shop, weaver, grocery store, church and fire hall.

The village’s spring and summer hours are Monday to Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission rates include their main gallery and feature exhibits, plus Doon Heritage Village and the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame. Prices are:

Adult – $11 
Senior and student – $8
Children ages 5 to 12 – $5
Children ages 4 and under – Free
Family (2 adults & dependent children) – $25
(all rates plus HST)

For more information, visit the Doon Heritage Village website.

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