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This 12ha/30-acre recreated farming community evokes the traditions and architecture of Ontario's rural past. Opened in 1960, the village comprises 40 buildings, including 5 from the original farm established between 1816 and 1832 by Pennsylvania-German settlers, and a collection of 19C structures moved to the site. Upon leaving the welcome centre, visitors step back in time to mid-19C Ontario. Set among abundant greenery and dirt roads flanked by wooden sidewalks and split-rail fences, the ensemble exudes the charm of a bygone era. The restored buildings are appointed with furnishings characteristic of the 1860s. Highlights include the tinsmith shop; Stong farm; the Half Way House, a spacious white inn with a two-tiered veranda; Roblin's Mill, a handsome four-storey water-powered stone gristmill; and the printing office, complete with a working flatbed press.

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