Doon Heritage Village

We went to Waterloo Region Museum several times before. Today we came here to visit the park with historic buildings of last two centuries from Waterloo region. 

The village has 15 historical buildings: Railway Station, Martin Farm, Weavery, Dry Goods & Grocery Store, Jubilee Park, Harness Shop, Post Office & Tailor Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Sawmill, Meat Market, Repair Shop, McArthur House, Seibert House, Sararas-Bricker Farm, Freeport Church.

Two girls met us inside of the house. They were dressed in the traditional Mennonite way. We didn’t realize at first that they are originally from Mennonite families and telling us the stories about their own parents and grandparents.  Martin Farm belonged to one family of 3 generations. The old couple occupied the ground floor and the parents with the children lived upstairs. The roof is covered with wood shingles, and you can see small holes, but the girl told that there is no water in the attic in the rain because of the way the shingles were laid.

After that, we cross the spring and enter the main village area with all other buildings.

There were a lot of interesting things to see there like washing machine and dryer, pump organ and sheep with tails:

Even though we skipped Meat Market and Repair Shop, the whole tour took us around two and half hours. Well-spent time.

2 thoughts on “Doon Heritage Village”

  1. I have been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this site. Thank you, I will try and check back more often. How frequently you update your site?

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