The Hawkesbury – its part in History and its Pioneers
The buildings in The Village were saved from neglect or possible demolition by people who appreciated our amazing local history - our re-sited buildings were actually lived, worked and worshipped in by our Hawkesbury Pioneers so take the opportunity and experience a glimpse of historical village life.
You can expect a truly unique day out at The Village which is set on 28 acres of magnificent picnic grounds on the banks of the Hawkesbury River.
We will have free Guided Tours throughout the day as well as talks by Local Historians – go for a Hay Ride or a ride on the Pioneer Express (our volunteers have done an amazing job replacing the track and refurbishing the carriages), crack a whip, join in our animal feeding walk, make some homemade lemonade or butter and then try it, watch the Blacksmith at work and see The Hawkesbury Woodcrafters making amazing timber articles, ride a penny farthing, get your map to find the treasure – bring a picnic or eat at The Oxboro Inn or The Damper Camp. Chat to our volunteers – The Village is run entirely by them and they love to pass on their knowledge of local history and The Village to you . . . sit quietly in the Church, join in games from yesteryear – come along in colonial costume if you wish – it will certainly add to your experience.