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The St. Joseph Museum & Archives are housed in a separate building on the grounds of The Hessenland Country Inn.

The Hessenland is located at 72981 Bluewater Hwy (Hwy 21), just a few kilometres north of St. Joseph and County Road 84. Take the north entrance onto The Hessenland’s property and drive towards the small barn-like building.


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Driving Directions from Detroit (2-2.5 hours)

  • Travel I-94 North to Port Huron, MI
  • Cross the Bluewater Bridge to Sarnia
  • In Sarnia, travel Hwy. 402 to Hwy. 21 North
  • Follow Hwy. 21 North through Forest and Grand Bend to St. Joseph
  • Hessenland Country Inn is located 0.8 km north of St. Joseph on the lake side (left side of highway)

Driving Directions from Toronto (2.5 hours)

  • Travel on Hwy. 401 eest to exit 278; follow Hwy. 8 to Kitchener
  • Follow Hwy. 8 west to Stratford
  • In Stratford, follow Hwy.7 towards St. Mary’s
  • Exit Hwy. 7 onto County Road 20 following for St. Paul’s Station, Fullarton and Russeldale
  • In Russeldale, continue westward on Hwy. 83 to Exeter
  • In Exeter’s traffic lights, turn right onto Hwy. 4 (“London Road”) heading north to Hensall
  • In Hensall, turn left on Hwy. 84 heading west through Hensall and Zurich to St. Joseph
  • In St. Joseph, turn right on Hwy. 21 driving north for 0.8km
  • The Hessenland Country Inn is on the lake side of Hwy. 21

Driving Directions from London (1 hour)

  • Travel Hwy. 4 (Richmond St.) northward through Lucan and Exeter to Hensall
  • In Hensall, turn left on Hwy. 84 heading west through Hensall and Zurich to St. Joseph
  • In St. Joseph, turn right on Hwy. 21 driving north for 0.8km
  • The Hessenland Country Inn is on the lake side of Hwy. 21