Lang Pioneer Village Museum, Ontario, Canada
Established in 1967, and operated by the County of Peterborough, Lang Pioneer Village Museum is a living history museum. The Museum features over 25 restored and recreated building, many of which were donated from the surrounding townships. The Village is complete with lanes and pathways, farm animals, vegetable and herb gardens and other authentic details of a 19th-century hamlet. The Village houses a collection of over 26,000 artifacts.
What to do at Lang Pioneer Village Museum?
Attractions and things to do at Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Learn how life was once through the costumed interpreters who roam the picturesque village demonstrating the life and trades of a settler in the 1800’s.
Explore the original 1800’s buildings like David Fife’s 1820’s log cabin, fully-operational Lang Grist Mill, and the S. W. Lowry Weaver Shop & Jacquard Loom Interpretive Centre which houses one of only a handful of authentic Jacquard looms on display in North America.
Every day at Lang Pioneer Village Museum is unique, filled with hands-on activities and themed demonstrations. Throughout the summer season, there is a variety of themed programs and activities.
During your tour of the historic village (July & August), stop and enjoy a steaming cup of tea and a freshly baked treat in the Keene Hotel.
Shop at the Museum store for an eclectic selection of gifts and locally-crafted items.
Look no further for a picturesque venue for your next gathering ! Rent locations in Lang Pioneer Village Museum for weddings and other events.
Who will enjoy the attraction the best?
Lang Pioneer Village is for all ages. There are a variety of activities, demonstrations and features that will appeal to every member of the family.
When to visit Lang Pioneer Village Museum?
Lang Pioneer Village Museum Hours / Timing
Tuesday after Victoria Day to Father’s Day | Open Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Father’s Day to Labour Day | Open daily from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday after Labour Day to the end of October
Open for Fall Colour Tours- Pre-booking is required
The Museum is also open for some fall events.
Events – Schedule
Time required to visit
It takes about 2 hours to thoroughly tour the Village and fully enjoy the demonstrations and interpretations by the costumed interpreters.
How much will it cost to visit Lang Pioneer Village Museum?
Lang Pioneer Village General Admission Tickets
Adults – $10
Students & Seniors (60+) – $8
Youths 5 to 14 Years of Age – $5
Children Under 5 Years of Age – Free
Family Pass (includes 2 Adults and up to 4 Youths) – $30
All Taxes Included
Admission for certain events varies.
Types of payment accepted
Mastercard, Visa, Cash, Interac
How to get tickets?
Admission can be paid at the front desk upon arrival or in advance from the website.
How to get to Lang Pioneer Village Museum?
Lang Pioneer Village Location & Directions
Lang Pioneer Village Museum is located just 10 minutes east of Peterborough on the shores of the Historic Indian River.
Travel 10 km east of Peterborough on Highway 7, then south on County Road 34 (Heritage Line) for 6 km. Watch for the signs.
From Port Hope:
Travel north on County Road 28 to Bailieboro. Turn right on County Road 2 and follow to Keene. At Keene, turn north on County Road 34 (Heritage Line) and follow for 4 km. Watch for the signs.
Travel east on Highway 7, then south on County Road 10 to Cavan. Head east on Highway 7A to the Highway 115 interchange. Follow Highway 115 north to north east of Peterborough. Proceed along Highway 7 east to County Road 34 (Heritage Line) and head south for 6 km. Watch for the signs.
From Cobourg & Belleville:
From Highway 401, travel north on Highway 45 to Hastings then west on County Road 2. At Keene, turn north on County Road 34 (Heritage Line) and follow for 4 km. Watch for the signs.
Travel Highway 401 east to Highway 115/35 and follow north to Peterborough. Proceed along Highways 7 east to County Road 34 (Heritage Line) for 6 km. Watch for the signs.
For detailed directions, see the map tab above.
GPS Coordinates: 44.274221, -78.169836
There is ample parking available at the Museum and parking is free
What about Amenities & Accessibility at Lang Pioneer Village Museum?
Wheelchair accessible washrooms are available in the Visitor Centre. Baby change tables are located within the wheelchair accessible stalls.
There is a Food Booth on-site where refreshment, snacks and BBQ items are available for purchase. There is also a picnic shelter located in front of the historic village for visitors who would like to bring their own picnic lunch.
None on site.
Elmhirst’s Resort in located in Keene, just minutes down the road from Lang Pioneer Village Museum. There are also a number of hotels located just 10 minutes west of the Museum in Peterborough.
Most of the historic village is wheelchair accessible however certain buildings are not due to their age.
Pets are allowed but we ask owners to be responsible and clean up after them.
Tips to make the visit memorable
Dress in comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing.
Please remember that the Village is an outdoor museum and set up in a fashion that is typical of a 19th-century settlement.
Give yourself lots of time.
Bring your questions : Our historical interpreters are knowledgeable and willing to answer any question you may have.
Break up your day with lunch : Enjoy a BBQ lunch at our Food Booth or pack your own picnic lunch to eat under our picnic shelter or at any number of picnic tables in front of the Village.
Most importantly: Have fun!
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Lang Pioneer Village Museum, 104 Lang Road, Keene
Date: June 17, 2018 To June 17, 2018
Timing: 12:00 AM To 11:59 PM
Lang Pioneer Village Museum 104 Lang Road Keene
Date: December 7, 2019 To December 8, 2019
Timing: 12:00 AM To 11:59 PM
104 Lang Road, Keene, Ontario K0L 2G0
Date: October 23, 2020 To October 30, 2020
Timing: 12:00 AM To 11:59 PM