This is our third visit here as we are history buffs, and we are never disappointed. The grounds are spacious and serene, especially with the water and trees everywhere. The reception staff are very welcoming and informative, (their map is very informative) and each location on the grounds is attended by an enthusiastic resident of approximately 1880! Meet the blacksmith, tinsmith, mill workers, dressmaker, tavern keeper, and the cheese maker! The cheese maker is a natural performer - humorous, informative and able to impart his knowledge in an entertaining manner. His was a memorable experience! There is a full restaurant on site for a sit down meal, but we ran out of time.
A signal tower near the St Lawrence provides a fantastic view! There are also horse and carriage rides and a train that one may ride.
This village has fewer operating establishments than Calgary's Heritage Park - for example, in Calgary their bakery sells actual baked goods of the time, sold by the residents of the time. But Calgary's Park is larger, and is less treed than Morrisburg's. Calgary's has large modern stores at its entrance, and its window in time is a little later than Morrisburg's (about twenty to thirty years later).
A visit here is peaceful and very calming, so try to fit one in when travelling the 401 or when in need of a day trip from Kingston or Montreal.
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