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Address: 85 Dunn Street, Bobcaygeon, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 1A0, Canada
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+1 705-738-6163
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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Kawartha Settlers' Village is a collection of over 20 historic homes and...

Kawartha Settlers' Village is a collection of over 20 historic homes and buildings from Bobcaygeon and the Kawartha Lakes area. Set on nine acres of the original Murphy farm, the Village houses the original Murphy Barn, The General Store, Fairbairn Church, one room school house, fire hall,and more. The artifact collection contains more than 1000 pieces including furniture, clothing, agricultural implements,books, tools and more. As well, The Village offers a wide range of arts and crafts programs for adults and children including major special events annually. Please see website for more information.

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Bobcaygeon's Roots!

Great place to take the kids to learn about Bobcaygeon as many of these are original farm homes from the original families. Lovely little church still can handle small marriages... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wendy H

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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take the kids to learn about Bobcaygeon as many of these are original farm homes from the original families. Lovely little church still can handle small marriages. Halloween, Cars & Quilts shows as well as the best Festival of Trees late November.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We love Settler's Village. They always do a wonderful job putting on events like at Hallowe'en and of course Festival of Trees. Great fun for young and old alike.

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Thank Robin U
Kawartha S, Marketing Coordinator at Kawartha Settlers' Village, responded to this review

Hi Robin U, Thank you for taking the time to review our facilities. We are glad to hear that you enjoy visiting the Village and our events. Hope to see you this summer. Best, Kawartha Settlers' Village More 

Lindsay, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This little historic village has a lot to offer in the way of local history. It's a nice environment for history buffs or families.

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Thank Thekatbus
Bobcaygeon, Canada
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This time of year (Halloween and Autumn) was a perfect time to go to the Haunted Village at Kawartha Settler's Village. I went there with 4 of my oldest friends and we loved it. They had a wood fire outside to keep the chill off. The popcorn smelled great, although we didn't indulge. The caramel and candy apples were great!!

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Thank Avian_Woods
Kawartha S, Marketing Coordinator at Kawartha Settlers' Village, responded to this review

Hi Avian_Woods, Thank you to you and your friends for coming to our Haunted Village. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the event. As well, tanks for taking the time to review us. Kawartha Settlers' Village More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We vistited the Settlers Village for a wedding. It was a neat little spot but the highlight for us with the big barn for dinner and dancing. Great little spot!

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had a great time with two 9 year olds and a dog in tow. Really enjoyed the various buildings and the recreated spaces. This was a real gem that we could not have found without recommendation from fellow TripAdvisors.

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Thank Teresa W
Kawartha S, Marketing Coordinator at Kawartha Settlers' Village, responded to this review

Hi Teresa, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Kawartha Settlers' Village. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and that former guests who have reviewed us on this website helped determine your visit. Hope to see you again, Kawartha Settlers' Village More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A must when in the Bobcaygeon area. Brings you back in time. Historical reminders of our past. You will feel you travelled back in time .Will go again and again for that warm feelig.

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Thank Gerry O
Kawartha S, Marketing Coordinator at Kawartha Settlers' Village, responded to this review

Hi Gerry O, We are happy to hear that you had a pleasant time and great experience at our museum. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Hope to see you again soon, Kawartha Settlers' Village More 

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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311 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Established in 1990, Kawartha Settlers' Village is an open-air museum in Bobcaygeon featuring a collection of over 20 authentic heritage homes and buildings from the 1830 to 1935 period. Buildings in the collection include the Henderson House, the Murphy Barn, the Duggan House, a drive shed, a windmill, a waterwheel, a shanty, a fire hall, a jail, a blacksmith shop,... More 

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Thank burr6013
Kawartha S, Marketing Coordinator at Kawartha Settlers' Village, responded to this review

Hi burr6013, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a detailed review that will hopefully help future visitors. We hope that you enjoyed your visit and will visit again in the future. Best wishes, Kawartha Settlers' Village More 

Bobcaygeon, Canada
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Special day and entrance fee gave us a special glass and two tokens for glass of beer. We could get as many tastes of beer as we wished. Local shops did special foods including bacon and chocolate skewers and pizza. The various houses had displays of how people lived 200 years ago. There were goats and chickens for children to... More 

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Thank Dyanna G
Kawartha S, Marketing Coordinator at Kawartha Settlers' Village, responded to this review

Hi Dyanna G, As this was our inaugural Bobcaygeon Craft Beer & Food Festival we are happy that you enjoyed yourself. Please save August 19th, 2017 on your calendar for next years event. Thank you for the taking the time to leave a review. Take care, Kawartha Settlers' Village More 

Woodstock, Canada
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This was a great experience! We went with the kids, and loved the fact that they gave the kids (aged 4 and 7) a scavenger hunt map with all kinds of items to find throughout the museum. This kept them enthusiastic and interested in the artifacts. We also loved the hands on aspect of this museum, you can walk through... More 

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