Kings Landing
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Kings Landing
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Temporarily closedClosed until May 31, 2024
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Celebrating 50 years of bringing history to life! Opening June 1, this 300-acre museum offers educational exhibits, hands-on workshops, dining experiences, and a 19th-century village where you can step back in time with a community of costumed characters in 70 historic buildings. Kings Landing is a collection of stories and events that shaped central, rural New Brunswick during the 19th century. There's No Time Like the Present to Discover the Past!
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Ella K
Halifax, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Amazing experience for the family and anyone interested in the history and past life of 17 & 18C Canada. All the villagers look like they really live there. Surprisingly, they still print using a very historical machine for the use.
Written October 9, 2023
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Appleseed Cabin
Keswick Ridge, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We enjoy an annual visit to Kings Landing to view this historic village. We especially love the wagon rides.
Written February 19, 2023
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Alejandro B
Ottawa, Canada971 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Very glad that I stopped here with my family as we traveled back home to Ontario. As this was my first visit I cannot speak about how it was in the past. What I can say is that it is comparable to Upper Canada Village, which I have visited several times, with the difference that Kings Landing is less crowded, thus allowing you to spend more time speaking with the historical re-enactors.

Among our fun experiences at Kings Landing: My family saw a temperance protest against alcohol, while I had a beer brewed with a 1850s recipe at The Kings Head; my kids went on a wagon ride; I had a fascinating chat with the head of the general store about how goods where transported 150 years ago: and I chatted with a 19th century family as they finished eating lunch inside their home.

Speaking of food my family enjoyed our lunch that we ordered at The Kings Head.

The next time we are in New Brunswick we will certainly return here. This site is quite large, as our 3 hour stop was not enough to see everything.
Written August 25, 2022
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Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to leave a review! We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your day with us, and we hope you are able to return in the future. :)
Written September 7, 2022
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Paula F
Fairfax, VA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
After reading the review that said Kings Landing wasn't what it had previously been, we almost didn't visit. If we hadn't, we would have missed a very enjoyable day. There was a wonderful variety of buildings to visit, and the reenactors at each site knew their subjects and interacted well with visitors. The day we were at Kings Landing was very hot, and the carriage ride back to the visitors center was very welcome. If I am ever in the area, I will definitely visit Kings Landing again.
Written August 17, 2022
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Thank you for your visit and for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit - the wagon ride is certainly a perfect way to end your time in the Village. We hope to see you again soon! :)
Written August 24, 2022
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Ian F
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We used to love Kings' Landing but, unfortunately, I have to agree with others; it is going downhill fast. The staff are still as lovely and personable as ever, but the dining experience has definitely lost its charm. On weekdays, at least, patrons are no longer seated in the small, intimate rooms of the King's Head Inn, but in a larger hall that is more like a refectory. The menu has changed as well, and not for the better! Basics, such as fish and chips, used to be offered and were excellent, but for some reason now the "chips" (British for "French fries") have been replaced with potato chips! Really! What is the current chef thinking!? Last time we went, a couple of weeks ago, it was still advertised as "Fish and Chips," but we were told we could have any potato but. The meal has now been renamed, but still, really, if you want to be authentic to the time period, you should at least call it "Fish and Crisps," which I doubt has ever been offered to anyone else associated with the British Empire (and consider Kings' Landing's historical provenance) ever!!! The lovely salads, such as the "Jocelyn," have also disappeared and the menu in general is a pale imitation of what it was last year and in previous years. We bought a season pass this year so that we could walk around and drop in for lunch, but we think we have gone for the last time. This won't even make our season pass worthwhile. What a shame, as it was one of our go-to places! We are outsiders, but have lived in Fredericton for 33 years, have been regular and enthusiastic patrons, and have seen many changes - the most recent, in terms of the dining experience, are definitely not for the better. Today, for example, when we went, we and a number of others, were waiting until 2 p.m. to be seated for lunch as the restaurant was catering to a coach party. That's fine, but what an opportunity to open the rest of the King's Head Inn! In addition, the portions seem meagre and before anyone in management tries to defend this obvious economy in their mind with the thought that we are large eaters, we are not; my wife eats like a bird, never half finishing a meal out, and we are both more than slim. If the management would like to get in contact with us, we would be pleased to give our input to them privately as we would like this enterprise to thrive and certainly wish we could have given a more positive review.
Written July 27, 2022
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Hello Ian - Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for providing your honest feedback regarding the King's Head Inn. Your comments will be shared with the management team for their review and consideration. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts further, please email info.kingslanding@gnb.ca. We would love to hear from you and discuss how we can make your next visit better. Alternatively, you may be interested in taking the public survey to help build the Corporate Strategy for 2022-2025. The survey is available on the Kings Landing website (kingslanding.nb.ca) until August 14, 2022. Thank you, The Kings Landing Team
Written August 9, 2022
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Jan G
Saint John, Canada24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
It is always a wonderful day trip where we see buildings, talk with staff, meet the farm animals and enjoy wandering around admiring the crops and the peaceful surroundings.
Written July 26, 2022
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Hello Jan - Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit in the Village. We hope to see you again soon!
Written August 9, 2022
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Alan W
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Years ago I couldn't say enough good things about king's landing. Now its a shell of. its former self. Used to be well staff with bustling activities, family meals, and life in every corner. Each house was fully staffed with an entire family. It has gone downhill greatly since the Pandemic. I visited last summer and this summer with family several times and saw a dramatic decline in quality. It is rare to see more then 1 worker in each house. Music, outdoor activities etc are rarely seen too. The workers struggle to provide historical information if you can manage to talk to them because the 1 person is busy with the other customers. Several buildings had staff that couldn't tell us anything about the building because they were just minding the house or a visiting relative.

It is barely a museum anymore. 1990's and early 2000's were far far better with staff numbers, knowledge and life on the site. It would be nice to see it return to this.
Written July 16, 2022
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Hello Alan - Thank you for your feedback and for your continued support of Kings Landing after so many years. We are fortunate to have countless supporters like you who care so much for the well-being and future of our special village. The pandemic has certainly not been easy for anyone. Your concerns for Kings Landing will be shared with the management team. We are in the process of conducting a public survey to help build the Corporate Strategy for 2022-2025. We certainly hope you are willing to provide your feedback through this method as well. The survey is available on the Kings Landing website until August 14, 2022. All the best, The Kings Landing Team
Written July 21, 2022
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marthawannabe
Moncton, Canada147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
An affordable and relaxing trip into the past. From the general store, to the printing shop and the restaurant, we enjoyed the interaction with staff and the food. Fun day.
Written March 8, 2021
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Joe Hine
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Kings Landing is a gem. It is a loyalist village recreation put together from the houses that were expropriated when a damn was made on the St John river It is a working village and the people are in character. They farm, they look after animals, there is a working blacksmith shop, a water powered saw mill, many other activities. They have recently began putting some placards up explaining parts of the life, and a few buildings that are more museum like with people explaining the artifacts. Always a great experience. There is a working pub on site as well. It is a great family outing. Allow a whole day for your visit so you can enjoy it in a relaxed manner. Be ready to walk, it is spread out
Written August 29, 2020
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Thanks so much for leaving this wonderful review! We truly appreciate your support and advice to future guests. Cheers, Rachael
Written September 16, 2020
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marthawannabe
Moncton, Canada147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
My third time here and I can't praise it enough. Beautiful scenery, wonderful staff, lovely houses. We enjoyed it all.
Written August 23, 2020
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So glad you've come back a few times! I've been visiting/working/and volunteering at Kings Landing since 1999 and I still haven't seen it all ;) Have a wonderful fall. Best wishes, Rachael
Written September 16, 2020
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