The village is a recreation of life in 19th-century Ontario and gives an idea how rural Ontario might have looked in the early-to-mid 1800s.
The "pioneer" village consists of over forty historic 19th century buildings, decorated in the style of the 1860s with period furnishings. Besides the Historical Interpreters and Craftspeople housed in the restored buildings, the site also features historical reenactments and visiting artisans. Buildings include period houses, the original Stong Family farm buildings, a water-powered grist mill, a general store, a blacksmith's shop along with over 10 other trades buildings, a hotel, a church, and a one-room schoolhouse. A core of buildings built by the Stong family are on their original sites, while others have been moved in from across Southern Ontario.
The majority of the buildings were moved from their original sites (notably the large Halfway House and Mennonite Meeting House), and some re-built on their current locations.
It is operated by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.
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