Plan your visit
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.
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
- 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.