Planning Your Visit

Winter 2018/2019

Our Public Programming Season has come to a close! We are now open for booked Education Programs only.

Please make sure to check our Upcoming Events for information about our 2019 events and make sure to visit us again starting May 18, 2019, to see inside the buildings and as we “Celebrate 60 at Fanshawe Pioneer Village,’ during our 60th public programming season.

The Spriet Family Visitor Centre contains Fanshawe Pioneer Village’s administrative offices and the Trillium Community Gallery. Administration office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Spriet Family Visitor Centre is open by appointment only on Mondays. The Upper Thames River Conservation Area’s gate closes at 4:00 p.m. each day. Fanshawe Pioneer Village’s offices will be closed from Friday, December 21st, 2018 through Monday, January 14th, 2019.

Our 2018 Trillium Gallery exhibit has now ended, but check back again in March 2019 to find out more about our next year’s exhibit.

Visit the Heritage Village

2018 Public Programming Season

Our public programming season has officially ended, but we still have ticketed events this fall and winter!

  • For more information about our 2018 ticketed seasonal events, please visit our Upcoming Events page. Looking for things to do during your visit- Explore at Fanshawe Pioneer Village!
  • Please visit our Education and Tours page for more information on pre-booked education programs, summer programming, and tours.
  • Fanshawe Pioneer Village is a dog-friendly museum. Bring your furry friends in for a walk! Please note, only working dogs are allowed inside the heritage buildings.
  • Fanshawe Pioneer Village’s offices will be closed for the holiday season from Friday, December 21st, 2018 through Monday, January 14th, 2019.

Hours

Public Programming Season –Join us again in 2019

  • NOTE: Monday, October 8th, 2018 will be the final day for general visits as our Public Programming Season has come to an end. Our buildings and shops are now closed until we reopen May 18, 2019 for public visiting hours.
  • Please visit our Events page for more information about our 2019 season of events, or our Education & Tours page for pre-booked programming.

Admission & Memberships

General Admission:

  • $9.00 per Adult- tax included
  • $7.00 per Child ages 4-16- tax included
  • Free for children ages 3 and under
  • BIG on FUN Group Pass provides admission all year long for one low price!

How to Find Us

Directions

Fanshawe Pioneer Village is located INSIDE Fanshawe Conservation Area in London, Ontario. Enter at 1424 Clarke Road and follow the Orange Directional signs.

  • Upon entering Fanshawe Conservation Area please let the conservation area tollgate attendant know you are visiting Fanshawe Pioneer Village and they will direct you to the museum.
  • Enter 1424 Clarke Road into your GPS or use it as your destination when creating a Google Map.
  • View Google Map
  • Fanshawe Conservation Area Map

Parking

  • Free parking! The large parking lot can easily accommodate school buses and campers.
  • Accessible parking is located next to the Spriet Family Visitor Centre and Heritage Village Visitor Tollgate.

Where to Stay

Visitor Services

Visitor Amenities

Please note the Denfield General Store and Village Cafe are now closed for the 2018 season.

Fanshawe Pioneer Village is here to serve you!

  • During your visit stop in at the Denfield General Store and for treats, refreshments, local products, hand-made gifts, and souvenirs.
  • Visit the Pioneer Village Cafe for refreshments, something to eat or ice cream! The Pioneer Village Cafe is open from May 19th to October 5th for the 2018 Summer Season. During the season the cafe is open Tuesday - Sunday and holiday Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Modern washrooms are available in the Heritage Village located behind the Pioneer Village Cafe. These washrooms have accessible stalls, as well as change tables.
  • If you require access to an adult size change table please ask our Tollgate staff.

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking is located near the Spriet Family Visitor Centre and Heritage Village Entrance.
  • A drop-off circle is located in front of the Heritage Village Entrance for any drop-off or pick-up needs from the village.
  • General admission is free for support workers when accompanying their client.

Village Access

  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available for use at the Tollgate.
  • Fanshawe Pioneer Village is an outdoor museum that tells the story of rural communities and the founding of the City of London. As such, there are uneven roadways and paths throughout the village. When you enter there is a slow grade sloped path from the Tollgate into the Heritage Village. There are accessible pathways and ramps into the majority of our buildings.
  • The second floors of heritage homes may not be accessible to those with mobility needs. Please try out Fanshawe: 360 for a sneak peek into all of these homes and other buildings.