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To gain a genuine understanding of the important contributions made to the Waterloo region by Pennsylvania-German pioneer farmers, visit the Waterloo Pioneer Memorial Tower. Their moving story is etched on a plaque beside the impressive tower with its Swiss-style copper roof and Conestoga wagon weather vane paying homage to the hard working farmers who settled this rich agricultural area.

Getting here


300 Lookout Lane
Kitchener ON N2P 2X8

Hours of operation

At this time, Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower remains open to the public by reservation. The surrounding grounds are open year-round. To make an appointment to tour the tower, interested parties can contact Woodside National Historic Site. Please book your reservation a minimum of (1) week in advance of your intended visit.


Free admission. Detailed fees list.

Facilities and services

Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Parking Parking
Information Information
Picnic area Picnic area
Lookout Lookout

Quick facts

  • Located on the banks of the Grand River - a Canadian Heritage River - the Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower commemorates the contributions of Pennsylvania-German pioneers in the Waterloo Region.
  • Built of random-coursed fieldstone, it features a Swiss-style copper roof and a Conestoga wagon weather vane - all symbolic of the German farming community.