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Great Place for Class Trips!

We took a few classes from our school there for a class trip and it was much better than I had... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Whitby, Canada
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Go on a Thursday

On Thursdays they run a kids at the village event, for slightly more you play some games, then go... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Alert, Canada
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Explore the largest living history museum in Durham Region. It's a unique experience brought to life by live pioneers in 18 heritage buildings including a blacksmith's shop, general store, school house, temperance hotel, steam barn and chapel. Visit...more
2365 Concession Road 6, Pickering, Ontario L0L 1H0, Canada
+1 905-683-8401
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We took a few classes from our school there for a class trip and it was much better than I had expected it to be. There were tons of hands-on and engaging activities for the kids to do as well as a lot of takeaways...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

On Thursdays they run a kids at the village event, for slightly more you play some games, then go and do crafts in an air conditioned room. After that you can wander the grounds. Staff are super friendly and helpful, they had free water in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

My wife and I used the facility to host a birthday party for my son. All activity was engaged with staff. The old school house was used to have cake, drinks and other food, and to exchange presents, The prime activity was a directed game...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Lionel B
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

As part of a class trip for museum studies, we attended Pickering Museum's ghost walk for the 1837 rebellion - go see it!! The whole museum was amazing and contains a variety of buildings, and you can feel how much the staff and volunteers love...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Mandie G
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We went to watch the Spirit Walk; A call to Rebellion at the Pickering Village Museum. We took a group of Scouts aged 11+ and we had a great evening. You are expected to walk around the site from sketch to sketch. You are walking...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank HarrietH53
Reviewed 2 September 2017

My husband and I had an amazing time learning about Pickering and how much life and technology changed within the town. It was great to see how the houses evolved from early settlement to 1920's. We recommend you do the guided tour that is offered....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kristiner_Taylor
Reviewed 28 August 2017

As my title says, it was almost completely empty, and that was on a SATURDAY in July, with decent weather. Maybe it's just not promoted enough, but there is definitely a huge problem with the City of Pickering website which needs to be fixed. Every...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Philip C
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Our family visited the Village on its opening day. Cheerful box office staff in a well-stocked gift shop with locally handmade products, knowledgeable guided tour from a fellow who knew his subject matter, and an all round pleasant experience. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank pjbue
Reviewed 13 October 2016

There is nothing better to lighten your mind and redirect your spirit than a stroll in the past. The tour guides are fun and knowledgeable.The location is dreamy and easily accessible by road. The buildings furnished in the time period, allow for great reflection on...More

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank Fernshadows2016
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Well organized. Tour guides informative. Showed what life was like for pioneers and their descendants. Interesting array of artifacts and buildings in nice settings.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Ray B
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1 October 2016|
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Response from lmargaret1234 | Reviewed this property |
Call, it closes early in the year, but I think opens special days!
Jan B
13 March 2016|
Response from Geoff T | Reviewed this property |
No, it doesn't open until April, lots of outdoor stuff, so needs to be not so muddy or snowy. Lots of seasonal stuff and events there, cannot post a link for some weird reason.