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. Roll up your sleeves and make a little history of your own with authentic, hands-on experiences.
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. You can help keep house, work up a sweat with the farmers, get acquainted with the friendly animals, barter at the Grant Store and more. Whatever you decide to take in, be ready to pitch in! The work is plentiful and many hands make light work.
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. Here, costumed servers offer hearty meals and light lunches sure to leave you satisfied and asking for the recipe. A beautiful landscape and an English-style pub enhance the authentic atmosphere.
Looking for something a little quicker? Enjoy a modern lunch, pick up a loaf of Mary’s Famous Brown Bread or treat your crew to ice cream at the Axe & Plough Café.
Learn Something New
With over 70,000 artefacts, Kings Landing has one of the largest collections in Atlantic Canada. The history told here reflects 19th-century rural New Brunswick, in particular, the social and cultural history of the St. John River Valley. 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 educational exhibits that provide insight into the history you’ll experience in the Village. You’ll also find the Kid Zone, the Summer Stage, and where our tours kick-off.
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
Save a little time to visit the Peddler’s Market to find that special souvenir to remind you of your historical adventure. The gift shop features 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.