What to See & Do

Adventures Guaranteed Every Day at Sherbrooke Village!

Full Schedule of Activities

June 2 to October 14 - Open Daily 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Guided Tours

May 18 to June 1- Daily at 10am, 11:30am, and 2:30pm.
Prearrange Guided Tours by Calling 1-888-743-7845

Note: These events are subject to change.


New Adventures beginning in July 2019

Goldmine/Sawmill Adventures 

While you are visiting the Old Mill Trail at Sherbrooke Village be sure to try your hand at gold panning at the Gold Stamp Mill. We’re talking about the real thing, not fool’s gold (keep what you find). Or how about trying out the old-time brace and bit or buck saw at the sawmill.


2019 Premier Experiences To Choose From:

STEP INTO 1867” at Sherbrooke Village and choose your level of experience. You may become an “Explorer” for the day by dressing in period costume, a unique way to experience history for all ages.

Or will you become a “Discoverer”? Dress in period costume and become part of the Sherbrooke Village adventure by being immersed in the life of a local villager in 1867. Will you become the blacksmith’s, potter’s or wood turners apprentice, a farming family, or the jailer’s wife? You may be treated to a Victorian tea and participate in a stewardship to leave your mark on history here at Sherbrooke Village. Explorer and Discoverer packages take place daily from July 2- Oct 13 from 10:30 am – 3 pm. Additional fees apply. Pre-register for these unique experiences at 1-888-743-7845

Tradesman/Artisan for a Day

Interested in learning a traditional trade from yesteryear? Take part in a one-day workshop focusing on one of our original craftspeople in a fun and educational atmosphere. Learn the fine art of blacksmithing, wood turning, print pressing, or pottery from our talented professionals. Produce your very own creation to take home with you. Workshops run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - 4 pm. Cost is $125 + HST per person (materials included). Class sizes are limited to four participants per day and ages range from 9 to 90. Call now and get your Hands-on History at Sherbrooke Village! Pre-register for these unique experiences at 1-888-743-7845


Gold Miners Harvest Hoe-Down!

Get into the spirit of the gold prospectors of 1860 and dive into the festive activities and autumn beauty of Sherbrooke Village’s newest Annual Event. The Gold Miners Harvest Hoe Down celebrates the up and sometimes down, experiences in the lives of early gold miners and their lucky strike. The evening will be packed full of good grub, grog, explorations, demonstrations, activities, and entertainment, lantern tour, a little gold and of course an old time Hoe-Down. Join us to see what unfolds! Beginning at 5:30 pm, Tickets $50 per person, for those 19 years of age and over. Arrive in your best hoe-down duds and save $5. Taking place Saturday, October 5, 2019. Call 1-888-743-7845 for tickets


Courthouse Concert Series

Concerts feature a variety of artists showcasing music from a wide range of genres. They are held Thursday evenings from July 18 to August 15 and on Friday evenings, from August 23 to October 4, offering music from a variety of genres. All concerts start at 7:00 pm at the Sherbrooke Village Courthouse, tickets $10 at the door.


Hands On Crafts

For the months of July and August, we will offer children a hands-on heritage craft experience daily from 10-11:30 am and 1:30-3 pm in the Sherbrooke Village schoolhouse. Cost is free, crafts will vary, but a fun educational experience is a guarantee!


Treasure Hunts

Search for the museum’s hidden history treasures as you tour the site. The Sherbrooke Village Treasure Hunts add an element of adventure and interaction to a tour of the museum for children and families alike. Those who successfully complete their quest will be rewarded with a bounty from the treasure chest! Register at the Visitor Reception Centre to take part. Stop at the Company Store on the way out to pick up your bounty. Free with general admission.


Artist in Residency 

Throughout the season there will be a number of artists/crafters on site painting/creating and selling their wares. If you are interested in becoming an Artist in Residence, please contact Jamie Anderson at james.anderson@novascotia.ca for more information.