Time travel couldn't be easier for you or your family. We offer year round, award-winning special events and productions. Note:  Schedule is subject to change.

Events & Programs

Download the 2019 brochure to see what's coming up this year at Pickering Museum Village. You can also view the event calendar for an up-to-date list of events.

Public Tours

Take a 1.5 hour guided tour of the museum village during the public open season. Tours offer interactive opportunities to explore Pickering's past with a knowledgeable Tour Guide. Tours start at 11:00 am, 12:45 pm, and 2:30 pm Wednesdays to Saturdays and at 12:45 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45 pm on Sundays.

Prefer to explore the museum on your own? Self-Guided Interpretive Booklets are available (note: some access restrictions apply without a Tour Guide).

Choose from a variety of themed adventures to discover during your museum visit! Will you solve the mystery? Spy something with your little eye? The adventure is yours to choose with a History Mystery Kit, complimentary with admission and available at the Gift Shop.

 A Spirit Walk:  Call to Rebellion

Durham Region's longest-running, award-winning original play about the Rebellion of 1837!  A Spirit Walk tells the story of Pickering's early settlement, the growing seeds of political and social discontent in Upper Canada, and the consequences of the rebels' decisions to take up arms.  The evening includes a candlelit walk through the scenes led by an actress in the role of Peter Matthews' widow, Hannah Matthews.


To purchase tickets click the links below.  For assistance please call the museum at 905.683.8401.


September 19, 2019 7:30 pm ~ Marianne Froehlich as Hannah  SOLD OUT

September 19, 2019 7:45 pm ~ Kathy Stinson as Hannah  SOLD OUT

September 19, 2019 8:00 pm ~ Karen Kowalchuk as Hannah 

September 19, 2019 8:20 pm ~ Jo-Anne Adams as Hannah 


September 20, 2019 7:15 pm ~ Julie Oakes as Hannah  SOLD OUT

September 20, 2019 7:30 pm ~ Patty Seaton as Hannah SOLD OUT

September 20, 2019 7:45 pm ~ Jo-Anne Adams as Hannah

September 20, 2019 8:00 pm ~ Marianne Froehlich as Hannah SOLD OUT

September 20, 2019 8:20 pm ~ Karen Kowalchuk as Hannah

September 20, 2019 8:35 pm ~ Emer McCarthy-Wilson as Hannah

September 20, 2019 8:50 pm ~ Kathy Stinson as Hannah


September 21, 2019 7:15 pm ~ Karen Kowalchuk as Hannah SOLD OUT

September 21, 2019 7:30 pm ~ Patty Seaton as Hannah

September 21, 2019 7:45 pm ~ Julie Oakes as Hannah SOLD OUT

September 21, 2019 8:00 pm ~ Kathy Stinson as Hannah

September 21, 2019 8:20 pm ~ Barbara Pleva as Hannah

September 21, 2019 8:35 pm ~ Jo-Anne Adams as Hannah

September 21, 2019 8:50 pm ~ Emer McCarthy-Wilson as Hannah

Christmas in the Village

Sunday, December 1st

11:30 am - 4:00 pm


Step into the past and enjoy the holiday celebrations of Early Century Pickering Township. Visit Santa Claus at the General Store for a photo op, take a horse drawn ride through the streets, join a dance at Squire Jonathan’s Christmas Ball, and experience Welsh, Scottish, and Victorian traditions as the inhabitants bring our Village to life.

Backwoods Players present the “Duffins Creek Sunday School Pageant”, and the Durham Storytellers share stories of Christmases past.


Tickets available here.

Culinary Programs

Chocolate Tea ~ SOLD OUT

Sunday, October 6


Calling all chocoholics!! Here’s an afternoon tea that will satisfy your chocolate cravings and give you a glimpse into the fascinating history of this decadent treat in Ontario and Canada. There will be plenty of yummy savoury items to balance the richness of the chocolate, and our costumed interpreters will also serve up tantalizing tidbits of chocolate facts which will surprise and entertain you.


Pastry Workshop ~ SOLD OUT

Saturday, October 26

10:00 am to 3:00 pm


Lose your fear of pastry-making in this fun and relaxing hands-on workshop. Our knowledgeable cooks will guide you through the tricks of making several types of pastry as you work with others in our heritage buildings to make both savoury and sweet pastry items. Lunch is included (you’ll be helping to make it!) and we ask you bring an apron and containers to take home your baked triumphs.


Tickets available here.

Victorian Dance Workshops and "Ball"

Saturday, October 19, 2019

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join us, and professional Dance Mistress Cathy Stephens, for a full-day of dance workshops and afternoon "ball".  Part 1 (10:00 am to 11:30 am) will be an introduction to Victorian dancing followed by a catered lunch; Part 2 (12:45 pm to 2:15 pm) will be Waltz and Polka of the 1860s.  Then, put your knowledge to action with a Victorian Dance from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Dancing will take place in the historic Odd Fellows Hall featuring a wooden floor perfect for dancing and easy on your feet and knees.  Period costumes are encouraged, but notrequired.  All participants will receive a souvenir dance card.  Dress code:  workshops, casual attire and comfortable shoes.  "Ball" formal or 1850 to 1870s era costuming.


Registration is required in advance.  Register online or call the museum village for more information 905.683.8401