Home to 774 people, Thamesville offers a unique setting for those looking to enjoy small-town life while remaining close to the amenities of larger communities. The town's quaint downtown features a number of restaurants, shops, services, and a public library in the old town hall. For other daily needs, Chatham and London are both a short drive away. Enjoy a bite and drink with your new neighbours at Johnny Quests', ice cream from The Sugared Spoon, or baked goods from The Bent Tin.
Thamesville is home to a number of small local businesses as well as larger employers such as manufacturer, Bulldog Steel Wool. Thamesville is also home to the Westover Treatment Centre, a place where individuals can access counselling, guidance and support while recovering from addictions.
The town has a long history, including the site of the Battle of the Thames during the War of 1812. Just outside of town is the Tecumseh Monument Park, a commemorative monument to the Shawnee War Chief Tecumseh. In October 2013, a re-enactment took place on the grounds as part of the bicentennial celebrations of the war. Thamesville is also the birthplace of noted Canadian author Robertson Davies, who based his Deptford Trilogy on his experiences in the town.
Each year Thamesville hosts the Threshing Festival in the month of June. The festival is a town favourite and attracts people from across the region to enjoy the parade, live music, vendors, and rides. Every Labour Day weekend, you can visit nearby Delaware Nation at Moraviantown to experience the Eelūnaapèewii Lahkèewiit Delaware Nation Pow Wow. Thamesville is also home to the iMaze, a corn maze that hosts hundreds of visitors of all ages every autumn.
Locals stay active throughout the year, with access to several athletic fields, an outdoor swimming pool, and a skateboard park. The Chatham Cricket Club host regular games and tournaments in Thamesville throughout the summer. Local produce is easy to find through summer and autumn with Parks Blueberries and Van Koeverden Apple Orchards, each with pick your own options. In the winter, you'll find locals heading to cut their own Christmas tree at Puddleford Tree Farm and tobogganing at the Ferguson Park hill. Both Puddleford's and Parks' have wonderful gift shops, with local treats and treasures.