Kings Landing Historical Settlement

Kings Landing Historical Settlement is located 37 km west of Fredericton, NB. It was created in the late 1960s when the Mactaquac Dam threatened to flood many historic buildings in the Saint John River valley. Over 70 restored and reconstructed buildings and other structures are now located at Kings Landing to represent a New Brunswick settlement of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Kings Landing
This historical park recreates life as it was after the Loyalists settled in New Brunswick (photo by J.A. Kraulis/Masterfile).

The Village and the Exhibits

The collection of buildings includes homes and farmhouses, a sash and door factory, a gristmill, a sawmill, a general store, a parish school, several tradesmen's shops, and a restored sailboat. New buildings and other facilities are added from time to time. A visit to this open-air history museum includes two main experiences: the exhibits and the village.

Kings Landing Historical Settlement
Kings Landing Historical Settlement, St. Marks Church
Kings Landing
Kings Landing Historical Settlement, located on the Saint John River upstream from Fredericton, NB (courtesy Colour Library Books Ltd.).

An Open-air History Museum

With over 70,000 historical artifacts on display, the exhibits introduce visitors to the built heritage and daily lives of New Brunswickers of years past. Kings Landing Historical Settlement is one of Canada's pre-eminent living history sites, interpreting society on the Saint John River in the 19th century. Unlike many such sites that focus on a specific year or decade, Kings Landing shows the evolution of this society from its Loyalist roots to the late Victorian era. The site is open from June to mid-October.

Kings Landing Historical Settlement