Step into 1867

Experience the life of a villager in the 1860s by dressing in period costume and stepping into the shoes of a miner, blacksmith apprentice, socialite, maid or another resident to see first-hand the important role they played in Sherbrooke Village. 
 
Sherbrooke Village is an authentic heritage village, with 25 original buildings, that was once a bustling community—rich from gold and shipbuilding. 1867 was the year of Confederation and many Sherbrooke residents did not support joining the rest of Canada. After all, they were living the high life in their riverside boom town and didn’t see how Confederation would benefit them or Nova Scotia.  
 
Get immersed in your villager role by following their social etiquettes, trying the hands-on activities they took part in, and learning first-hand what their life was like. The activities you take part in throughout the day will help you both create a memento that you take home with you, and leave your mark on the village. 
 
You’re always the right age to play dress-up at Sherbrooke Village! Who will you become? Who will you be next time? For added fun, if you’re travelling with friends or family, try mixing up class roles to see how different your lives would have been.
 

Choose your level of participation:

Explorer Experience
Price: Adult $29.95; Child $19.95; Senior $24.95; Family $69.95
Time: Available throughout the day
  • Dress in heritage costume before exploring the village
Discoverer Experience
Price: Adult $69.96; Child $34.95; Senior: $59.95; Family $189.95
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Dress in heritage costume and receive details on the villager role
  • Take part in role-specific hands-on activities
  • Participate in a historical vignette/depiction, interpreting a day in the village
  • Try the dialect of the day
  • Participate in a stewardship project that leaves your mark on the village
Both the Explorer and Discoverer Experiences include admission to Sherbrooke Village.
Call us at Sherbrooke Village at 1-888-743-7845 or email Karen at karen.hallett@novascotia.ca to book your experience today!