Info for Tour Operators
Brent Rourke’s “The Barn in Bloomfield”... We have a unique experience to offer your passengers.
Wide open spaces. FREE and easy parking. And gorgeous wooden hand-crafted items that you won’t find in most gift shops. Our historic Barn/Museum/Factory/Gift Store is an opportunity for you to enjoy the countryside, browse our showroom and interact with the craftsmen in the workshop.
“The Barn in Bloomfield", located in the picturesque Kennebecasis River Valley, is easily assessable along Highway 121 between Saint John and Sussex or Moncton.
Travel along scenic Hwy 1, catching pastoral views of Darlings Lake and rolling hills. And then advancing through the Town of Hampton. Once in Hampton, you take a meandering country road - Centennial Drive - out through Passekeag. You’ll see historic houses. And a gently flowing river on your left. Turn left towards Bloomfield Station. As you travel through Bloomfield Station you can lift your feet as you cross the rail tracks pass the Old General Store, beep your horn as you pass through one of New Brunswick’s famous covered bridges, and hold your breath as you pass burial grounds. (I am sure with research there are other points of interest.)
Turn right onto Highway 121 and we’re just a few hundred feet up, on your left.
Destination Package 1
At our historic Barn/Museum, you and your entire bus of passengers will be able to enjoy the wide open spaces, view what we do in our workshop, check out our displays and take the opportunity to purchase a piece of history from our gift shop.
Destination Package 2
For only $8.00 per person, your passengers will hear – straight from our lips – tales of the history of the barn, as well as finding out how we make our Shaker boxes. As an added bonus, each passenger will receive a FREE Shaker wooden bookmark as a memento of their visit. This tour is available for full buses.
Destination Package 3
For $40.00 per person (minimum of 10 and maximum of 15, and at least a 2 hour visit), we will provide a box making kit to your travelers! Our owner and expert boxmaker, Brent Rourke, will provide instruction and guidance during the process. All your bus passengers will take home the #2 Shaker Oval Box they complete during their visit. And, of course, our unique gift shop and wide open outdoor spaces are available to them. Tea and coffee will be available during the visit.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.