About Kawartha Settlers’ Village, Bobcaygeon, Ontario
What was once a thriving family farm, Kawartha Settlers’ Village is now home to a fascinating collection of over 20 historic homes and buildings. Experience what life was like for pioneers in the Kawartha’s as you stroll leisurely through the Village and discover artifacts from 1830 – 1935.
Kawartha Settlers’ Village which was established in 1990 with the goal to preserve the history and culture of the Bobcaygeon area which was slowly disappearing. Today, the Village is run by the Kawartha Region Arts and Heritage Society which is a volunteer, Board of Director run, charitable, non-profit organization.
What to do at Kawartha Settlers’ Village?
Attractions & Things to do
With over 20 historical houses and buildings, there are many things to look at and explore during your self guided tour. There is an audio tour available for those keen on learning more about each building and the history of Bobcaygeon and its settlers.
Kawartha Settlers’ Village hosts school class visits based on the Ontario Curriculum and four, week long summer camps for children 6-10 years old.
KSV is also a perfect setting for family reunions,meetings and weddings!
Who will enjoy the attraction the best?
People from every generation will enjoy KSV.
When to visit Kawartha Settlers’ Village?
Kawartha Settlers’ Village Hours
Open May-October, seven days a week from 10:00 AM -4:00 PM (including Holidays).
Special Events – Here
Time required to visit:
The average walkthrough time is an hour.
If you are wishing to take the audio tour, allow for 2 hours.
How much to visit Kawartha Settlers’ Village?
Family (includes 2 adults and their minor children): $20.00
Children aged 6-12: $3.00
Free for children aged 5 and under
Please contact the office for group rates
Parking is free.
Types of payments accepted: Mastercard, Visa, Cash, Interac
How to get tickets? In person at the Boyd Shanty (the office).
How to get to Kawartha Settlers’ Village?
Kawartha Settlers’ Village is located in beautiful Bobcaygeon under the water tower. We are a 15 mins walk from the Locks* and the Downtown Core.
GPS Coordinates – 44.5464336,-78.5484882
Parking: There is ample, free parking onsite
*Locks: Lock 32 of Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site. – More details
What about Amenities & Accessibility at Kawartha Settlers’ Village?
Accessible washrooms are located directly behind the Office.
Most of the buildings are wheelchair accessible where possible. There is a walker and wheelchair available to use.
Pets kept on a lease are welcome. Please remember to clean up after your animals.
While there is not a restaurant on site, there are picnic tables for guests to enjoy a packed lunch. There are many food options within Bobcaygeon.
While there is nothing available on site, there are many accommodations available within Bobcaygeon.