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Virtual Tour of the Village

Wigwam
Constructed in 2011 by a team of First Nations volunteers from nearby Pikwàkanagàn, for Renfrew County's 150 anniversary celebrations, this birch bark wigwam was donated to the Petawawa Heritage Village by The Algonquin Way Cultural Centre.
photo of SS#3 Black Bay School
Built in 1893, this squared log structure is a fine example of the one-room school house typical of this period. Its structure consists of hand-square, 15" squared timbers, that were harvested nearby. In 2005 the building was dismantled and... more...
Trapper/ Settle Cabin outside view
Log cabin for settler/trapper to live in - complete with furnishings and furs.
Woodworking Shop
The woodworking shop is located in the north end of the stable.
Wood Fired Oven all fired up
The wood fired oven also known as the "Quebec Oven" it became an addition to the Village in 2011. We use the oven to demonstrate baking cookies to the children who come to the Heritage Village on day trips from the Renfrew County Schools... more...
photo of blacksmith shop exterior
At the beginning of the twentieth century, farming was done with the power of horses, thus the blacksmith was considered one of the most essential tradesmen in any pioneer community. His job was to make tools for himself and the various tradesmen... more...
photo of the molson house and front garden
This restored one-storey timber frame structure, with board-and-batten siding, was one of the early homes of the Molson family. Built of raw materials sourced locally, the Molson house is a small two-room dwelling, comprising a kitchen with cook... more...
photo of das leder haus exterior - south side
This restored original log house celebrates on of Petawawa's founding families: the Leders. In 1885, Karl and Auguste travel from England to Canada, and on to the small settlement at Petawawa where they constructed this small home.
Stable
This frame building stood for many years behind the parsonage at St John's Lutheran Church on Black Bay Road.
photo of general store exterior at Petawawa Heritage Village
As was typical with most early Canadian settlements, the General Store is the heart of the community. It's where locals dropped by to purchase goods that they could not grow or make. Often lingering awhile to warm themselves at the stove and... more...

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