Guided Tour Descriptions
Designed for guests who have never visited Kings Landing or who haven’t been in a long time, this tour is an introduction to New Brunswick’s past. With interpretation spanning from the American Revolution to the turn of the 20th century, your guests will have an opportunity to explore a variety of 19th-century themes like farming, lumbering and more.
Field to Fork
Our Field to Fork Tour is the ultimate foodie experience. This tour highlights the importance of self-sufficiency and the yearly cycle of 19th-century farming in rural New Brunswick. Your guests will get a feel for composting, harvesting, milling, preserving, and traditional cooking methods. This hands-on tour is sure to get your group chatting at your next meal!
With all that work that had to be done, leisure time and entertainment weren’t abundant in 19th century rural New Brunswick. However, your guests will be surprised to learn how Victorian etiquette was relaxed when there was time to be footloose and fancy-free. Guests will be invited to connect to history by participating and discovering how rural New Brunswick’s early settlers recharged and celebrated their achievements.
Secrets & Taboos
Designed for those who want to dig deeper into 19th-century history, our Secrets and Taboos Tour discusses the topics that are usually best left unsaid. Your guests will have the opportunity to explore many controversial topics like, but certainly not limited to, the evils of alcohol, discrimination and stereotypes. This tour is not for the faint of heart!
The Survival Tour
No one knew more about survival than New Brunswick’s early settlers. They arrived with little in hand and literally carved new lives out of the rugged countryside. Your guests will explore themes like immigration, food production, water supply, sickness, brutal winters and the tragedies of early life in New Brunswick.
The Floral Tour
Designed to introduce your guests to the flowers and plants along the majestic Saint John River, our Flora Tour explores many themes such as composting and crop rotation; the role of farm animals for soil cultivation; seed drying, preparation and storage; as well as identifying heritage species. Your guests will also witness the importance of the grist mill in flax and buckwheat milling, learn about natural medicines and explore some of New Brunswick’s oldest apple varieties.
Little Historian Tours (K-12)
Children at Work and Play – Primary (Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2)
This tour will help your students visualize how kids their own age would have lived over 200 years ago! While discussing chores, family, clothing and entertainment, your little historians will be comparing and contrasting what they are learning with their own lives. They will experience hands-on chores, old-fashioned games and a visit to our
Who Lives in Your Neighborhood? – Elementary (Grades 3, 4 & 5)
While travelling through Kings Landing, your students will have a chance to meet some costumed characters and discover what life was like for New Brunswick’s early settlers. Don’t be surprised if your group is asked to pitch in! Your students will constantly be commenting on the similarities and differences between the villagers lifestyle and their own.
Waste Not, Want Not – Middle School (Grades 6, 7 & 8)
On this visit to Kings Landing, your students will discover that recycling has been around for a really, really long time! By examining packaged goods, reusable “waste,” shelf life and the availability of goods at the general store, your students will compare and contrast 19th-century lifestyles with their own.