Campbell Carriage Factory Museum
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N 45° 55.620 W 064° 21.108
20T E 395189 N 5086825
Quick Description: Re-live the ‘Horse and Buggy Era’ of the Tantramar Marshes. Learn how skilled craftspeople produced customized horse-drawn vehicles. Assorted buggies, tools, and pattern moulds are on display.
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Date Posted: 9/9/2007 10:52:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM25MF
Discover an ear when “horsepower” really meant “powered by horses”, when horse-drawn vehicles ruled the roads and building them required talent and craftsmanship.
At the Campbell Carriage Factory Museum visitors see how it all was done. The fine old post-and-beam structure, built by the 1840’s, is a designated Provincial heritage site. There, from 1855 to 1951, the Campbell family of Sackville, NB produced top quality buggies, wagons and sleighs for generations of Maritimers.
During a visit, you’ll learn how wheelwrights, joiners and other skilled workers used traditional methods to produce 45-60 vehicles a year. See authentic tools and pattern moulds on display. Visitors will gain new insight into pre-industrial activity of a bygone era.
19th century horse-and-buggy transportation methods; dyking and haying practices on the Tantramar marshes; Acadian and Anglophone settlement history.
19 Church Street
Sackville NB E4L 1J6
Gift Shop: yes
Hours of Operation:
Open Year Round
Mid-June to August:
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm, or by appointment
September to Mid-June:
Monday to Friday, 10 am – 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, or by appointment
Cost: 2.00 (listed in local currency)
Museum Size: Small
Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]
Food Court: Not Listed
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