Maria Nazareth Araújo
Maria Nazareth Araújo
Storyteller | Photographer | 3rd year Media Arts and Cultures Student (UNBF) | 🇧🇷
November 5, 2018

A journey through nineteenth century New Brunswick

Villagers who greet visitors play characters from 19th century | Photo by Maria Nazareth Araújo

Kings Landing Historical Settlement is more than just a living history museum; it is a journey through life in 19th century New Brunswick.

The village is a quaint and peaceful setting. | Photo by Maria Nazareth Araújo

With over 70,000 artifacts, Kings Landing has one of the largest collections in Atlantic Canada. The collection contains stories spanning over 150 years, from the exodus of Loyalists during the American Revolution to the Victorians and the confederation of Canada and on to the age of progress in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Visitors can take in by foot or catch a wagon ride to take in an authentic transportation experience. | Photo by Maria Nazareth Araújo

The museum itself is divided in two areas: the Exhibit Experience and the Village. The exhibit area of Kings Landing features daily performances, exhibits, children’s activities and workshops. There are over 40 exhibits when you first enter the museum that provide insight into the history you’ll experience in the Village, which is is filled with animals, historic homes, and characters that interpret real stories from New Brunswick’s past.

A horse greets visitors inside the village barn. | Photo by Maria Nazareth Araújo

The main road running through Kings Landing is 1.1 km each way, but there are plenty of rest stops along the way. Free hop-on, hop-off wagon rides are also available.

Every day at Kings Landing is a new experience because programs and activities change daily. Kings Landing is located along New Brunswick’s history-rich Saint John River, just 20 minutes west of Fredericton. Although the museum has closed its doors until June 2019, the Kings Head Inn Restaurant will be serving Christmas dinners the last two weekends of November and from Dec. 1 - 23.

The Kings Head Inn offers traditional fare with fresh ingredients from the village gardens. | Photo by Maria Nazareth Araújo

The museum is a must-see for any residents or visitors of New Brunswick. Whether you’re a student, faculty member or worker, Kings Landing is a spectacular place to visit during the summer and fall season.

Kings Landing boasts a wide variety of animals, ranging from horses and livestock to squirrels and chipmunks. | Photo by Maria Nazareth Araújo
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