A visit to Black Creek Pioneer Village is more fun than a history lesson but just as educational. Learn about how settlers of the area lived and survived during the pioneer days of the 1800s. Visit the village’s numerous homesteads and imagine what it might have been like to sit in a one-room classroom or how embarrassed you would have felt if you had to wear the dunce cap! Explore the typical log cabins people used to call home and peer into the seamstress’s building where ball gowns and dresses used to be sewn. At the photographer’s shop, you can try on pioneer clothing and pose for the camera for a memorable, one-of-a-kind family photo. Along the way, traditionally dressed historical interpreters will provide demonstrations and reenactments of how people used to work and live.
A tour of the historic brewery ends with a tasting of authentic period ales that are purposely brewed to capture the same essence and taste of beer from the 1800s. There’s an onsite pub if you’d like to enjoy a pint to yourself, and the 64-ounce Growler that was once used to transport the alcoholic suds could now be a souvenir – yours for the keeping. You can also find some light fare to nibble on in the pub, or stop by the Pavilion snack bar and barbeque.
Temporary exhibits at Black Creek Pioneer Village highlight different stories, artefacts and customs, so there’s always something different to see each time you visit. Permanent exhibits feature toys from the period and an authentic Conestoga wagon that many families traveled in for weeks before finally settling in Upper Canada.
|March Break 9-17||10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.||11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|May – June||9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.||11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|July to Labour Day||10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|After Labour Day to December 23, 2013||9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.||11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
Black Creek Pioneer Village is closed from Dec 24 to April 30, with the exception of March break. Education & corporate groups and weddings are welcome year-round.
1000 Murray Ross Parkway