Museum of Architecture and Ethnography in Vologda district welcomes you to the world of northern Russian village of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Here you can get the first-hand experience of Russian traditions, attitudes and cultural background. Museum workers and restorers have done their best to restore the northern Russian village the same way as it was a hundred and even more years ago. On the territory of the museum, with a total area of about 13 hectares, there are monuments of wooden architecture, found and moved here from several districts of the Vologda region. There are more than a dozen residential houses - very original, beautiful, giving an exclusive picture of the northern peasant dwelling; various farm buildings - barns, ice houses, baths, windmills; two religious buildings - the tent-shaped wooden St. George's Church of the late XVII-early XVIII centuries and a small rural chapel of Elijah the Prophet of beginning of the XIX century.
The museum offers its visitors excellent excursion tours, a wide range of interesting and diverse interactive programs and master classes, including the production of real Vologda butter. People from different corners of Vologda region and other places come here to take part in merry, original, carefully designed and prepared mass folk festivals on Maslenitsa (a pancake week), on New Year's holidays and Christmas Eve.