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Adventures in Time Travel

March Break at the Museum

Looking for family-friendly activities during March Break? Travel back in time at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons! With take-home crafts, historical demonstrations, storytelling and more, we guarantee your journey to the 17th century will be both educational and fun. No time machine, or reservations, required.

Dates & Times:

Dates: March 11 to 15

Times: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What to expect:

Outdoor Activities

  • Explore the historic site and find unique historical objects with our outdoor scavenger hunt
  • Taste delicious cornbread in the cookhouse
  • Try on historical costumes in the Shoemaker/Tailor’s workshop
  • Play Indigenous games in En Pilier and take some home
  • Explore buildings like the blacksmith shop, chapel, and church

Indoor Activities

  • Discover centuries-old artefacts in our indoor scavenger hunt
  • Make your own clay pots and okies to take home
  • Create and decorate your own corn husk doll
  • Watch birchbark basket and canoe-building demonstrations
  • Plant the three sisters for your home garden: corn, beans and squash

Timed historical presentations

  • Sample historic teas and listen to Indigenous stories in the longhouse
  • Learn the French and Wendat methods for starting fires in the 17th century
  • Cook bannock over a fire and dip it in maple syrup

Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Tickets Details:

  • Tickets are $12, tax included
  • Children five and under are free
  • No reservations required!
  • Ontario Teachers, Members of the Canadian Military, and Indigenous peoples are eligible for free admission with valid ID
  • Season passes include this event
  • A support person accompanying a paying guest with a disability is eligible for free admission
  • Please read the information found under “Plan Your Visit” below for more details
Ornate logo with the Sainte-Marie logo at the centre. Text on the logo reads: Adventures in Time Travel at Sainte-Marie: Feed your curiosity

While we love our furry friends, we are not able to accommodate pets at this special event (service dogs are welcomed of course). Thank you for your understanding.

  • Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is a mask-friendly environment.
  • Smoking or vaping (including marijuana) is not permitted on Sainte-Marie property.
  • Light snacks will be available for purchase at our gift shop, however Restaurant Sainte-Marie is closed.

16164 Highway 12 East, Midland, ON, L4R 4K8

Parking Info

There is ample parking for visitors including those with RVs and buses. Please park in the parking lot provided and make your way to the admissions entrance. We also have bike racks available for cyclists coming from the Tay Trail.

Need more info?

Please contact us at hhp@ontario.ca or (705) 526-7838 if you have any questions.

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 Indigenous visitors. This community was abandoned and burned down in 1649.

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 with costumed historical interpreters, demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Located near Midland, on the Wye River, this world-renowned reconstruction offers visitors a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life through self-guided visits, group tours, interactive education programs, and special events. Complete your experience by exploring our interpretive museum and themed gift shop.

A guest wandering through the museum at Sainte-Marie

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