What to See and Do
Travel back in time at Kings Landing and see why millions have shared in our stories, hospitality and vibrant history. There is no time like the present to experience the past!
Don’t just imagine what life was like 200 years ago, step back and live it! When you visit our village, your senses will come alive with all things 19th-century New Brunswick. From feeling the floorboards shake as a giant water-powered saw produces shipbuilding lumber at the Sawmill to catching a whiff of Mrs. Lint’s hearty soup simmering over the crackling fire, you’ll leave having memories from the 1800s — not just having heard tales! Situated on a picturesque bend along the St. John River, Kings Landing’s village is brimming with activity as costumed characters depicting real people from New Brunswick’s past go about their day-to-day lives.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
The King’s Head Inn, our onsite restaurant, is located in the heart of the Village and offers both traditional and modern fare at the takeout menu. Spend some time soaking in the beautiful atmosphere in the newly renovated King’s Head Inn garden.
The Axe & Plough Café offers artisanal coffee and grab-and-go items (including Mary’s Brown Bread) at the Welcome Centre.
Learn Something New
With over 90,000 artefacts, Kings Landing has one of the largest collections in Atlantic Canada. The history told here reflects daily life in 19th-century rural New Brunswick. Stories span over 150 years from the exodus of Loyalists during the American Revolution to the Victorians and the birth of Canada and on to the age of progress in the late 19th century and early 20th century. When you first enter the museum, you’ll find lots of engaging exhibits that provide insight into the history you’ll experience in the village.
Every day at Kings Landing is a new experience, so be sure to check our calendar for the most up to date schedule of our programs and activities.
Bring a Piece of History Home
With both the Peddler’s Market and the Grant Store, there are two opportunities to find that special souvenir to remind you of your historical adventure. Both shops feature a selection of one-of-a-kind giftware crafted by Kings Landing artisans, local goods, old fashion candy, branded souvenirs and other unique products such as cast iron cookware.