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You’ve Got to Visit Kings Landing This Summer!

From new dining experiences and outdoor performances to fan favourites like time travel in The Village and the Agricultural Fair, Kings Landing has a lot going on this season! No two days of their season are alike, so you’ll want to visit often to take full advantage.

Not familiar with Kings Landing? It’s a picturesque, open-air museum located just 20 minutes outside of Fredericton. Surrounded by the majestic St. John River, this local gem tells the stories of New Brunswick’s past through a series of galleries, hands-on activities, culinary experiences, live performances and a 19th-century village full of animals, historic homes, and costumed characters interpreting real stories from New Brunswick’s colourful past.

This season the culinary team at the King’s Head Inn Restaurant is introducing a brand-new twist on dinner with a show. They’ll be taking the kitchen party outdoors and serving up an evening you won’t soon forget.

Reserve your spot for Feast in the Village! This spectacular, open-air, long-table dining experience includes exclusive after-hours access to the Village, one heck of a seasonal feast and plenty of good ol’ fashioned fun! Reservations are required and admission is included with your ticket.

Enjoy theatre and live music? The Summer Stage has a jam-packed schedule this year. Be sure to check out the theatre troupe’s daily performances and visit the event page to get the details on artists performing throughout the season. 

If you’re a history buff or even just someone who loves a good story, take a stroll through the galleries at Kings Landing. With the help of some awesome cultural societies, heritage associations, museums, and other partners, the exhibit team has curated 48 brand new exhibits for 2018. That’s a lot of stories! Come and share in the mystery and intrigue of rarely displayed artefacts and gain a deeper appreciation for our shared culture heritage.

As you cross the bridge and see the landmark Sawmill, one of Canada's most photographed buildings, you will be travelling back in time to 19th-century rural, New Brunswick. Here, in the Village, you'll meet a variety of folks from New Brunswick's colourful past. As you walk through the beautiful, historic homes, be prepared to help make biscuits or whip up a gingerbread to bake in the Dutch oven. Pop into one of the trade shops, and you might just be recruited as an apprentice! Be sure to lend a hand to the gardeners and farmers out and about. True to farm life, there’s always something going on and you’re welcome to pitch in and mingle with these characters interpreting real stories from our past.

 

harvest's gold - ( my mom; fashion circa 1880)

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If you’re feeling a little tired after all that fresh air, Kings Landing has you covered. On your way out, grab a delicious coffee, a treat (maybe even some ice cream?) or if you’re lucky, there might be a loaf of freshly baked brown bread waiting for you at the brand-new Axe & Plough Café.  

Kings Landing kicks off their 2018 season on Saturday, June 9. They are open daily from 10 am – 5 pm until October 8 (Thanksgiving Monday). There is so much going on there, we couldn’t possibly talk about it all in one blog post, so be sure to check out their events calendar. There truly is something awesome for everyone!