Can you imagine a time WAY back when there wasn't any television OR internet? Just imagine!
Well, if you're brave enough to want to experience such a time, then head on over to the Lang Pioneer Village Museum, where it gives you the experience of a time when life was simple. A time over 200 years ago. That's right. No grocery stores, cars or electricity. Food was grown in your very own garden, and cooked over a simple open fire or wood stove.
What about clothes? No outlet malls for you! ALL of the clothes were handmade (Better brush up on your sewing skills kids!) All of the homes feature chamber pots and outhouses, and forget those fancy cars. If you wanted to get around you had to walk, or take a horse-drawn wagon!
And what about school? Can you imagine how school would have been over 200 years ago? Do you think there would have been sophomores, proms, and friday night football? We don't think so! In fact, students would all be in the same room!
Lang Pioneer Village Museum is a fun way to experience history, and see what life as a settler in the Peterborough County area would have been like during the 19th century. It's also a fun way to escape the hustle and bustle of your daily lives for a few hours!
During your time at the museum there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained too. Costumed interpreters will demonstrate the trades and duties around the house that those in early pioneer life would have had to do - from blacksmithing and sewing on a real antique machine! So many opportunities to kids to learn something new whilst having fun!
So if you LOVE history, or maybe even time travel, head on down to Lang Pioneer Village Museum and experience pioneer life for yourself!
$5 (age 5 to 14)
There are special events which are an extra cost, and activities which are fun so you should call them or check before you visit what's on so you can plan your day around it!
Dress in comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing, and make sure you allow plenty of time to really see everything at the museum. You won't want to miss out on anything!
Refreshments and sweet treats are available in the Keene Hotel.
Healthy Eating Why not bring your own lunch and enjoy a picnic at one of their picnic spots!
Lang Pioneer Village offers a wide variety of educational programs so of course you should look into bringing students - it's a historic and educational day out !
There of course is a Museum Shop which sells books, toys, local and hand-crafted souvenirs and more! The General Store located in the historic village also sells a variety of old-fashioned toys and candy. Better get that pocket money saved!
The museum strives to be accessible to all, but due to the construction of some of the historic buildings, not all structures are wheelchair accessible.
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A baby changing station is available in the men's and women's washroom in the Museum's Visitor Centre.
10 am to 3 pm weekdays from the Tuesday after Victoria Day to Father's Day. 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday to Sunday from Father's Day to Labour Day weekend.
Mid May to early September
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