Fanshawe Pioneer Village

1424 Clarke Road,
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Category: Returning Site    Museums


Fanshawe Pioneer Village is an early example of the museum type known as a “Pioneer Village”, initially developed in mid 20th century Ontario by Conservation Authorities. Fanshawe Pioneer Village tells the story of rural communities in the former townships of Westminster, London, North Dorchester, Delaware, West Nissouri and Lobo in Middlesex County from 1820 to 1920 and the founding and development of the City of London up to 1840. Fanshawe Pioneer Village is owned and operated by the not-for-profit charity known as the London and Middlesex Heritage Museum with the support of the City of London, the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, the Municipality of Thames Centre and the Municipality of Middlesex Centre.

DO London Experience

Spend a day in the 19th century at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. The past comes alive through daily demonstrations of 19th century trades and farming practices, domestic chores and social pastimes by costumed interpreters. Each visit promises something new to explore and discover. Visitors will experience the life of farming communities around London throughout the 19th century. Original houses, churches, a woodworking shop, a school and even an Orange Hall complete the rural landscape. Other original structures include the Denfield General Store and Post Office, Harmer Sawmill and Trinity Anglican Church to present an urban community at the turn of the 20th century.

Photography: Interior – Photography, Filming and Tripod Not Permitted; Exterior – Photography, Filming and Tripod Permitted

  • Partially Accessible
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-Guided Tours Available