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Review of Kings Landing

Kings Landing
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Kings Landing's 2018 Season is from June 9 to October 8. This 300-acre museum offers over 40 exhibits, hands-on workshops, archery as well as a fully 1st person interpreted village where you can step back in time with a community of costumed characters in 70 historic buildings. Kings Landing is a collection of stories and events that shaped New Brunswick through settlement, the birth of the great nation of Canada, and to the age of progress.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Make the effort - just make the effort........this historical settlement complete with period people who actually know and are passionate about the history make this both an enjoyable and educational esperience. Set in the 1800's, a number of the buildings have been relocated but they are period 1800 and the natural setting is just beautiful. Entry cost is more than reasonable and I envy the people who live in the area who can get an annual pass at a very reasonable cost. Each building has a dedicated 'pioneer' and I would caution you to be wary of Miss Patience Little - the school marm. Without going into too much, all I will say is that that have a 'corner' and a 'dunces hat'. A brilliant day out for all ages - particularly those who wish to learn. For those who have difficult walking, there is a free horse and dray team that regularly traverse the property thus relieving those with aches and pains from excess walking.

3  Thank acmee001
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Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Try kingslanding for the old fashioned thanksgiving where the staff put on authentic dinner in their homes and at thd kingshead inn. great in the spring for sugar maple and xmas as well

Thank Jonbfred
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

I visited Kings landing as part of a tour of New Brunswick a couple of weeks ago and was impressed at how well laid out the site is. It is a recreation of life in NB in the 1800's and many of the buildings were taken down from their original locations and re erected here stone by stone.The site is filled with people dressed in period costumes playing different roles. The horse and cart ride through the site was a good way of getting an overview of the attraction and it dropped us at the general store from where we could wander around the farm etc. The ladies in the houses were doing everything from baking gingerbread to spinning wool and talked us through all of the processes involved. The visitor centre was informative and had a good gift shop full of things produced on site as well as a treasure trove of other items. I wish we had longer to visit as if you took a picnic you could easily spend a whole day here.

1  Thank monkeychops181
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

I have been visiting Kings Landing Historical Settlement since I was a little girl. I even went to their summer camp, Visiting Cousins twice when I was a child. It's a fantastic complete real village set in the 19th century over many acres of land with a river in between. The volunteers are amazing, dressing in period costume and acting out their parts according to the houses they "live" in. There is so much for children to do here from learning how to hook a rug, spin wool, taste goodies cooked in an open fire or wood stove, ride on the horse drawn wagon and try on period clothing. It's so much fun! The restaurant, The Kings Head Inn, serves the most delicious homemade turkey supper, brown bread and gingerbread you'll ever taste! We have been going back for years and it never loses its appeal. The food is pricey but admission to the park is cheap and it's worth it! The only thing that makes me sad is that visitors seem to be dying down so get your self on over there and support it!

Thank surfwave01
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

A refreshing tonic of pioneer life for our postmodern chaotic lives. What great fun we had as a family at King's Landing. The animators make a concerted effort to stay in character; and so, be mindful when talking to the magistrate, and don't be whispering behind the school mistress' back during your history lesson (btw, the answer to, who is our current monarch? is Queen Victoria, and she just got married!). The staff are very good about discussing each building, garden, bit of machinery and one is easily engrossed. The square dance class is great fun, and lunch at the King's Head is perhaps on the high side, but the dishes reflect the local cuisine (e.g. venison stew) and suggest the period. We didn't actually see everything. So, in a few years time, it will be nice to finish the tour and revisit the other sites within the village. On a side note, the beautiful historic mills are shut to the public as they have become unstable following severe flooding a few years back. I saw them as a teen with their functioning machinery - one hopes the money is soon found to get them fixed up and running again.

Thank ScottinHamilton
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