Joseph Schneider Haus

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Schneider Haus National Historic Site
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Joseph Schneider Haus is located in Ontario
Joseph Schneider Haus
Kitchener, ON
Established 1981
Location 466 Queen Street South
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
N2G 1W7
Coordinates 43°26′41″N 80°29′41″W / 43.4446°N 80.4946°W / 43.4446; -80.4946
Public transit access Short walk from Charles St. Terminal (Grand River Transit)
Designated 1999

The Schneider Haus National Historic Site is a museum in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. It was originally a house built circa 1816 by Joseph Schneider, who was among a large group of Pennsylvania German Mennonites from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania that settled in Waterloo County, Ontario in the early 19th century. The house is the oldest extant dwelling in Kitchener. The Schneider Haus museum is a living recreation of life in Ontario in the 1850s, and has been restored to that period. The site includes several out-buildings that recreate life of the time.

The house was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1999.[1][2]


  1. ^ Joseph Schneider Haus, Directory of Designations of National Historic Significance of Canada
  2. ^ Joseph Schneider Haus, National Register of Historic Places

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