Ten historic buildings have been relocated to form a village on a hillside overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes. Visitors walk through time, starting at a stone cottage representing a Scottish Highland dwelling of the late 1700s. The next house is a log cabin, the first home of Scottish immigrants in Canada. Each house has more improvements and the last, from the early 1900s, is located along a street with a schoolhouse, general store, blacksmith’s shop and a carding mill. The houses are staffed with costumed interpreters who can answer any questions. The woman in the stone cottage is excellent so spend some time talking with her.
The village is not wheelchair accessible. The gift shop where the admission desk is located has a ramp without a landing, a door that opens outward and a very high threshold. All of the buildings have steps without ramps. The paths are steep and surfaced with large, loose gravel. Two parking lots are located at different levels of the village for visitors who have trouble walking up hills.
The main parking lot is large enough for RVs. The road to the additional handicapped lots is very steep but the lots are large enough for big RVs. Village