Girl Guide Programming: Discovering Life in the 19th Century

Spend the day at Fanshawe Pioneer Village and experience the past in a unique way with your Girl Guide unit!

This interactive program lets groups work with our Education Coordinator to plan a visit that suits their group’s needs, as they learn about 19th century life. Groups can select either a half day program (2-3 activities) or a full day program (4-6 activities). Prices vary depending on length of program.

The Girl Guide Program is available from May to October and is based on staff availability. This program can be booked during museum hours on PD days, Saturdays*, Sundays *, or on a limted number of evenings in May and September. (*We not able to book programs on FPV special event days.) All dates are subject to staff availability.

Contact our Education Coordinator at for more information.

During the Guide program units will be led by costumed staff through various homes and buildings, as they participate in hands-on activities and explore Canada’s past and learn a variety of heritage skills. By working with our Education Coordinator, leaders can help choose activities that meet their group’s interests and needs. Originally designed and delivered to meet the requirements of the Heritage Home Skills Badge. This program has also been delivered to meet the Heritage Badge, and the Provinicial/Territorial Heritage Badge requirements.

Check out some of our previously delivered activities:

  • Exploring the farmstead and rope making
  • Learning food traditions and baking
  • Discovering textiles through carding & spinning or weaving
  • Exploring the log house and early settler life
  • Learning 19th century pastimes and playing with parlour toys

Other great ways to experience Fanshawe Pioneer Village with your Guides

Interested in coming with multiple units or helping organize a Guiding Event?

Fanshawe Pioneer Village has offered Guide Badge Days with multiple units participating together in special Guide day event. A great way to learn about settlers and 19th century life, while making new connections with other girls in your community! Call or email to find out more!

Are you interested in having someone come to your scheduled meeting to present an activity?

We offer 60-90 minute outreach programs for between 10-25 participants (not including adults/leaders). A special rate does apply for this program based on the size of the group and distance to meeting location. Contact our Education Coordinator at for more information on how to book. Available January, February, March, April, and September.

Don’t forget you can come explore Fanshawe Pioneer Village as a group during our public programming season from Victoria Day weekend in May to Thanksgiving weekend in October.

The village is open to the public Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.. Admission rates do apply. No booking required for self-exploration.

Looking for a unique weekend! Book a campsite at Fanshawe Conservation Area and then head to the Pioneer Village for a visit!