Tours are an ideal way for anyone to learn more about a new city without resorting to drastic measures such as running for mayor. Get acquainted with Pickering the easy way with today's Groupon to Pickering Museum Village. Choose between the following options:
• For $8, you get family general admission for one day, which admits two adults and up to five children (a $16.50 value).
• For $29, you get a family season pass, which grants access for two adults and up to five children (a $60 value).
Created in 1959 to commemorate local history on the eve of Canada's 1967 Centennial, Pickering Museum Village harkens back to pioneer days with 19 restored heritage buildings. A family general-admission pass empowers a family or up to seven well-mannered parrots to explore authentic relics and recreations such as an 1830s schoolhouse, a stocked wood shop, and period gardens and orchards. Aside from strolling visitors, the village is peppered with costumed townspeople culled from area volunteers blustering talents in singing, dancing, and storytelling. For return trips, a family season pass sates pioneer fascination with unlimited admission and access to special events such as a musical festival, historic reenactments, and tournaments played on antique Pac-Man games.
Pickering Museum Village
The 19 heritage buildings in Pickering Museum Village take visitors back in time. A chapel, a school house, an inn, and other structures show how rural Ontario residents lived from the mid-1800s through 1920. The authentic buildings look just as they did hundreds of years ago, which makes it easy to imagine a family tending to the outside the Miller Cole House or picture a community gathering at the Bible Christian Chapel, circa 1853. Imagination isn't required, however, since the village's current residents—costumed educators—lead public tours and special events that show what life was like during bygone times.