In the 1860s, timber, tall ships and gold ruled life along the St. Mary’s River, turning the community of Sherbrooke into a prosperous boom town. Today, the picturesque village still stands proud, just as it did more than 100 years ago.
Be present in the past as you explore this incredible, living site where costumed interpreters bring history to life in 25 original heritage buildings. Watch sparks fly as the blacksmith’s hammer hits the anvil, see the weaver’s nimble hands at the loom, smell the newly shaved wood in the wood turner’s shop, and then hear the thump of the printer’s manual press.
Hitch a ride in the horse-drawn wagon as it creaks along the gravel road to tour the village and visit all the animals on site. See turkeys, peacocks, cats, cows, and sheep, and meet genuine people with knowledge of the past when you take a day to step back in time.
We are open from June to mid-October. Admission is charged. Parking is on-site. Bus tours are welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Picnic area is available.
Visit the village’s giftshop for a wide selection of souvenirs and unique, hand-crafted gifts or enjoy a delicious meal at the site’s restaurant.
Facilities / Services
- Bus tours
- Gift shop
- Picnic tables
Date details/Hours of operation
Details: Admission charged.