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“Excellent attraction” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Upper Canada Village

Upper Canada Village
13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg, Ontario K0C 1X0, Canada
613-543-4328
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Morrisburg
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Step back to the 1860s at Upper Canada Village. The living history village has original buildings and costumed interpreters. Watch demonstrations and visit the Family Activity Centre for interactive fun.
Sydney, Australia
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“Excellent attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Upper Canada Village is a great place to visit. The staff dressed in costume are all very helpful and knowledgeable.There are many interesting buildings to explore and lots of demonstrations for example making brooms, weaving and flour making.The exhibitions are all well presented and very informative. There is a cafe which sells soup, sandwiches and cakes or cookies. There is also an extensive gift shop. It is very handy to know that if you visit Upper Canada Village a visit to Fort Henry in Kingston is included in your ticket.

Visited June 2014
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Kingston, Canada
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“Living history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I love this place. I have been here several times over the years and enjoyed this visit. Love that the guides are in period dress and it operates like a real village of the time. Eating at the hotel on the upstairs balcony was a real treat. The lemonade was awesome. If you want to but bread get there early as people are lined up to just get the bread.

Nothing better if you want to see period history in real life.

Visited May 2014
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Pembroke, Canada
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“A piece of History close to the nation's capital”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We came to the Upper Canada Village on a day trip. It is very scenic and charming. The period dressed staff are friendly and helpful. The tin smith's shop is a glittering little place showing how they made common household utensils. The sawmill on how they harvested lumber to build. The houses range from a common farmer's to a wealthy landowner's. This is truly a place to teach the young how Canada came to be and what their lives were like. Highly recommend!

Visited August 2013
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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“A Taste of History - In Many Ways”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The Charm of Upper Canada Village is that it's a working walk through the history of the region. All of the elements of a small Canadian village of days gone by are there, but fully functional. There is a sawmill, and it's producing the lumber used in the village. The flour mill is making flour, used in the bakery, which produces baked goods for sale, and use in the restaurant. The same for the cheese maker. The cheese is available for sale in the gift shop, as well as used for entrees in the restaurant. The tin smith is producing pieces for sale. When you walk through the various exhibits, it's like "A Night at the Museum" every day.
The other bonus is what is nearby - as it beside the parking lot. There is a memorial to one of the pivotal battles of the War of 1812, as well as a collection of headstones recovered from the towns that were flooded by the building of the St. Lawrence Seaway. An individual had the foresight to move them to where they now are - embedded in several brick walls, so that these individuals, many dating back to the earliest settlement of those towns, wouldn't be lost to history.

Visited July 2013
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Kingston, Ontario
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“One of my families very favourite places to visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My children and I attend Upper Canada Village several times a year and are proud season pass holders for the past few years. This is an excellent place to visit for all ages, though I would say children under the age of 5-6 may find it boring as the early settlers concept will be lost on them. For dining you do have several options, one of which being the Harvest Barn restaurant which is extremely over priced for the quality of food you get. We give it a chance every year on our first trip and are always disappointed. The other option is the Willard's Hotel which we dine at several times a year. Great food, great service, a little pricey but worth the money. During most of our visits we do choose to have picnics in the designated areas. The areas are off the trails, quiet, and most important;y shaded.

Of all the sights at Upper Canada Village, the Travelling TIltons are our personal faves!

Visited September 2013
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