Visit Highland Village, a living history museum spreading over 16 ha (40 ac) of property, which depicts the life of Gaelic settlers in Nova Scotia. Thousands of Scots settled into the area throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The village was established in 1959 and consists of 11 historic buildings. Visitors can find a blacksmith working in his forge, costumed animators demonstrating spinning weaving, and farmers working with traditional livestock. Plan your visit to Highland Village and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Iona trip planner .
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  • Even though the attraction was officially closed, we were welcomed to walk around the grounds. The Carder was working away in the carding mill and we spoke with him for quite some time learning the hi...  more »
  • We so enjoyed our time here, wish we had the whole day to spend there. The presenters were very interesting, that is why you need plenty of time to not just see but hear it all. If you are into photog...  more »
  • What a day,This steps through time village was the best! They have all the things that were used in day to day living, growing and on display for all to see and learn from.  more »

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