Ska-Nah-Doht, a recreated Iroquoian village of 1,000 years age, is located in the beautiful surroundings of Longwoods Road Conservation Area. The name Ska-Nah-Doht is from the Onyota'a:ka language meaning 'a village stands again'. The village is based on data collected by archaeologists and from the traditions passed down generations to today's Iroquoian people.
Explore the village with its 18 outdoor exhibits. Find your way through the palisade maze. Then enter a longhouse and imagine cooking supper in a clay pot over a roaring fire. Climb the lookout or pretend to grind corn into flour in the wooden mortar and pestles. The village is wheel chair accessible.
The Iroquian of 1000 years ago were hunters, gatherers, and the area's first farmers. They subsisted on wild game, fish, nuts, and wild fruit. The introduction of agricultues brought corn, squash, and beans into their deit. With wise use of the natural resources, the Iroquoian could live in an area for 8 to 10 years.
Throughtout the year, tours and workshops can be booked for school classes and organized groups or tour the facility at your own pace. Brochures are available in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, and Spanish.
A visit to Ska-Nah-Doht gives you the opportunity to celebrate life as it was 1000 years ago all season round. For more information call (519) 264-2420.
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Season Opening and Closing Day and Hours
(based on 2012)
Summer Season (May - Sept.)
Buildings OPEN 7 days a week
9 A.M. to 4:30 P.M..
Year Round (Sept. - May)
Buildings OPEN Monday to Friday
Weekends by appointment only.
For more information access Ska Nah Doht Website by clicking HERE
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