Published June 2019
There’s nothing quite like spending a few hours (or the whole day) exploring the scenic, peaceful grounds of Kings Landing. With 300 acres nestled along the St. John River, there’s so much room to step back in time and make a little history of your own. Whether it’s your first visit or your twentieth, there’s always something to discover.
Here are 10 (of many) reasons to visit Kings Landing this summer:
1. Historic homes & buildings
Kings Landing is home to 70 historic buildings, many of which are full of costumed villagers ready to welcome you into their homes and workshops. Stop by and lend a hand, pick up a new skill or just stay for a chat!
2. Farm animals
Pigs, sheep, chickens, horses, geese, cows, oxen, goats...you’ll find friendly farm animals everywhere in the Village! Just don’t feed them, please :)
3. Horse & wagon rides
Wagon rides are a guest favourite, especially with the kids. You’ll be thankful to grab a ride at the end of a long day back to the Welcome Centre.
Visit one of our galleries to check out some of our rarely-seen artefacts from our 70,000 + collection.
5. Beautiful gardens
The Ingraham flower garden is home to lots of colourful flowers, but don’t forget to check out the other gardens where villagers grow different herbs and vegetables.
6. So. many. photo. ops.
Kings Landing is a photographer’s dream! Costumed villagers, flowers, animals, old doors, artefacts, natural light, food, old-fashioned wallpaper, pastoral scenes - what’s not to love?!
7. Food, glorious food!
Visit the King’s Head Inn Restaurant for a selection of modern and traditional favourites or the Axe & Plough Café for coffee, ice cream, snacks and grab & go lunches.
8. English-style pub
Stop by the pub downstairs at the King’s Head Inn Restaurant for a refreshing drink. Try a glass of Simeon Jones or a sweet lemonade that is sure to hit the spot.
9. Dress up like it’s 1899
Head over to the new Heritage Gallery to don some beautiful 19th-century costumes while browsing the exhibits. Now that’s worthy of a selfie :D
10. Lots of fresh air
Summer is for outdoor adventures, and Kings Landing has an abundance of fresh air. Fingers crossed for lots of sunshine this season ☼
Honestly, the list goes on, but some of the magic has to be saved for when you actually visit. We can’t wait to see you this summer at Kings Landing!
Jenna Fitch is Content Specialist for Kings Landing. The living history museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. starting June 8th. For more information, visit KingsLanding.nb.ca or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.