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 30 restored and recreated building, many of which were donated from the surrounding townships. The Village is complete with lanes and pathways, 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
Experience Peterborough County’s history come to life at Lang Pioneer Village Museum!
Costumed interpreters show the settler story of hardship and hope as they demonstrate the life and trades of a settler in the 1800s.
Learn about the history and culture of local First Nations at Aabnaabin Camp, a partnership with Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nation.
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.
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
Please see website for spring operating dates
Father’s Day to Labour Day weekend | Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm for Pre-Booked Guided Tours
Open for some fall events. Please see website for event dates
Events – Schedule
Time required to visit
Pre-Booked Guided Tours are 45 minutes. Guests are permitted an additional hour to explore the additional buildings, artifacts and exhibits in the historic Village.
How much will it cost to visit Lang Pioneer Village Museum?
Lang Pioneer Village General Admission Tickets
General Pre-Booked Guided Tours Rates Tickets
Tour for up to four (4) people- $40
You may add up to 16 additional people to your tour group for a maximum of 20 people per group*. The following rates apply for each additional group member:
Adults – $10 per person
Seniors (60+) & Students – $8 per person
Youths 5-14 years of age – $5 per person
Children under 5 years of age – Free
* Please note: The maximum group limit will be in accordance with COVID-19 regulations as set by the Government of Ontario.
Admission for certain events varies.
Types of payment accepted
Mastercard, Visa, Cash, Interac
How to get tickets?
Tours must be booked 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 and in the Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building. Baby change tables are located in the washrooms.
There is a Snack Booth on-site where refreshment and packaged snack 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.
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. The Village has created an Accessibility Tour with both videos and photos of the inaccessible buildings. Access the Accessibility Tour on your own cell phone or on a tablet that can be signed out at the Museum Shop. Photo ID is required as security.
Friendly, leashed pets are permitted but owners are asked 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.
Bring your questions: The historical interpreters are knowledgeable and willing to answer any question you may have.
All images © Lang Pioneer Village Museum
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