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“Still small, but a good start”

Kawartha Settlers' Village
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Owner description: Kawartha Settlers' Village is a collection of over 20 historic homes and buildings from Bobcaygeon and the Kawartha Lakes area. Set on nine acres of the original Murphy farm, the Village houses the original Murphy Barn, The General Store, Fairbairn Church, one room school house, fire hall,and more. The artifact collection contains more than 1000 pieces including furniture, clothing, agricultural implements,books, tools and more. As well, The Village offers a wide range of arts and crafts programs for adults and children including major special events annually. Please see website for more information.
Hamilton, Canada
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147 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Still small, but a good start”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

It is nice to see historic villages, but this one still has to improve a little to make it worth my while to revisit.
But Bobcaygeon is expanding and the centre is improving, so a few years from now we may revisit again and hopefully add another star.
Shops do not qualify as an attraction, but having said that, I still feel that the huge shoe store in the centre is by far the #1 attraction in town.
People come from far to get new shoes and Bobcaygeon is an attractive town to spend a nice day relaxing and enjoying the recreational traffic on the water.

Visited September 2013
Thank Henk W
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Peterborough, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Historic & lots to learn”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

It's a very small town with lots of history to it. There is lots to see & do as well. There's always something Going on in Bobcaygeon . :)

Visited October 2012
Thank Erin E
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Bobcaygeon, Canada
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101 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Local historical site”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Many reconstructed buildings. Youth and adult events supported by community volunteers. Worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
Thank Doug H
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96 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Small but authentic piece of history”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Settlers Village is a small historic village set in a beautiful, small village on the Trent Severn Waterway.
Run primarily by a team of hard working volunteers, it is an escape from our current busy lives and gives us a taste of Ontario's past. Buildings have been moved to this site from the neighbouring countryside and have meaning for many local families.
It is open mainly in the summer months for tourists and also offers summer camps for local children. Throughout the off season they offer special activities such as outdoor travelling theatre, art shows, quilt shows and other special events as well as special events for families such as the very popular Hallowe'en and Festival of Trees Christmas events.

This is a perfect, rural, small town venue but if you are expecting Canada's Wonderland, this isn't it.

Visited July 2013
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Simcoe, Canada
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Settlers Village”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We were there for a wedding a really nice location.Very well kept .Enjoyed how all the buildings were open for viewing during pictures. The staff we spoke to were very friendly and knowledgable
A good family attraction.

Visited July 2013
Thank Nancy933
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