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Joseph Schneider Haus National Historic Site is a dynamic community museum located in downtown Kitchener. 

A local landmark and Kitchener's oldest dwelling, the 1816 homestead was restored and furnished, then opened as a living history museum in 1981. The heart of the complex is the fine Georgian-frame farmhouse built by one of the area's earliest non-Aboriginal settlers, Joseph Schneider, a Pennsylvania-German Mennonite. 

Today, history comes to life as costumed staff demonstrate traditional tasks in step with the seasons. Come by for a visit and enjoy hands on activities, workshops, special events, gallery exhibits and more!

Joseph Schneider Haus also features an exhibit gallery that is separate to the historic haus. This gallery showcases various exhibits that change on a regular basis.

Museum Facilities:

  • Historic house and outbuildings
  • Museum exhibit galleries
  • Collection and artifact preservation
  • Gift shop
Still Standing Exhibit July 1 to October 16 Summer at Joseph Schneider Haus Fridays and Saturdays Bake Days TripAdvisor Joseph Schneider Haus photo Plan Your Visit