Planning Your Visit

September 2018

SERVICE NOTICE: Starting in Septmeber the Pioneer Village Cafe will be open from Wednesday-Sunday only, and will be closed on Tuesdays, for the remainder of the Public Programming Season.

The Heritage Village is now open for the public programming season! Join the villagers Tuesday through Sunday and Holiday Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Thursdays in July from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to see inside our homes, shops and buildings and experience the 59th season at Fanshawe Pioneer Village! Please see below for Summer Season hours and admission rates.

In September we will be celebrating Community! This year is the 200th Anniversary of the Richard Talbot Settlement. Learn about the Irish settlement that was established outside of London Township, complete settlement duties, discover how communities formed, and explore how notions of community and identity changed from the early 19th century into the early 20th century.

Don’t forget to also visit the Trillium Community Gallery to experience our new exhibit “A Woman’s Work is Never Done.” The exhibit is open May 1st to October 4th, 2018 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Spriet Family Visitor Centre

The Spriet Family Visitor Centre contains Fanshawe Pioneer Village’s adminstration offices and the Trillium Community Gallery.

Adminstration office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Spriet Family Visitor Centre is open by appointment only on Mondays.

For more information on the Trillium Community Gallery exhibit please visit Explore at Fanshawe Pioneer Village or for information about renting the Trillium Community Gallery contact our Manager of Visitor Services.

Visit the Heritage Village

2018 Public Programming Season

Our public programming season runs from May 19th to October 8th, 2018.

  • For more information about our 2018 season offerings, 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 fury friends in for a walk! Please note, only working dogs are allowed inside the heritage buildings.


Summer Season 2018

  • May 19th to October 8th, 2018
  • Tuesday - Sunday and Holiday Mondays (closed regular Mondays), 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • NOTE: Fanshawe Pioneer Village will not be open Monday, July 2nd, 2018.
  • NEW! Thursdays in July only, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Admission & Memberships

General Admission:

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

How to Find Us


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


  • Free parking! 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 Ammenities

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 your require access to an adult size change table please ask our Tollgate staff.


  • 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 accesible 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 peak into all of these homes and other buildings.