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Kilby Historic Site

215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-796-9576
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Go back in time!

We had a wonderful tour - they nicely opened up just for our group. We had a home made lunch of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MossnClover
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Victoria, Canada
A friendly, authentic and great learning experience in a beautiful spot

Kilby Historic Site is very welcoming from the minute you walk through the doors and begin to smell... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fraserriversafar2018
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Mission, Canada
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Experience a 1920s Fraser Valley living history site with costumed interpreters. This 5 acre BC Heritage attraction includes our 1906 General Store Museum, Manchester House Hotel & Post Office, friendly farm animals and orchard playground. Site facilities include our home-style restaurant and unique country gift shop. Within walking distance, at the confluence of both the Fraser and Harrison rivers, is Kilby Park; a scenic 34 site campground with sandy beaches, nature trails and boat launch. At Kilby Historic Site you will be pleasantly surprised with the preservation of the only remaining buildings of a once thriving mill town from the turn of the last century. Costumed interpreters encourage you to step back in time as you relive history during your visit. Whether you are visiting the shopkeeper in the general store, or having a conversation with the farmhand, you will experience first-hand just how life was in the 1920s in rural British Columbia.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“general store” (15 reviews)
“farm animals” (9 reviews)
“post office” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 604-796-9576
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a wonderful tour - they nicely opened up just for our group. We had a home made lunch of sandwiches (gosh it was just like my mom made - the best egg salad sandwiches on the planet and I heard the same about...More

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Kilby H, Manager at Kilby Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We certainly enjoyed hosting your group. Thanks again for your comments.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kilby Historic Site is very welcoming from the minute you walk through the doors and begin to smell the home-style food that is cooking up in the little kitchen. The gift shop is full of great keepsakes, including items by local artisans. The farm has...More

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Kilby H, Manager at Kilby Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for leaving your comments and rating us on Trip Advisor. As a charitable non-profit it's folks like you that help us to get the word out about this hidden treasure... BC's Museum of Rural History!

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

This is a very interesting museum dating back to the early 1900's. The whole place has been kept as it was, starting with the small farm, the general store (once owned by the Kilby family), a heritage post office, the Manchester House Hotel and various...More

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Kilby H, Manager at Kilby Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

I visited on a cold, rainy afternoon but the weather didn't matter as there is a good amount of shelter and it was such a brilliant place that I didn't care about getting wet. I started with lunch, wonderful vegetable soup with big chunks of...More

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Kilby H, Manager at Kilby Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We really appreciate the time you took to write these thoughts down. As a charitable non-profit we are thankful for this type of testimonial that encourage others to experience this little piece of history, out here off...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Interesting historic farm with animals and farm house with guides to explain how things operated in "the good old days"!

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Kilby H, Manager at Kilby Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thanks for your comments!

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

We spent a solid morning at Kilby Historic Site - so much history to explore, and the farm animals were delightful. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff and we really enjoyed lunch on site. Just a short drive to Harrison Hot Springs... and worth it!

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Kilby H, Manager at Kilby Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thanks for your rating and comments... hope to see you again next summer!

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

We visited Kilby Historic Site for lunch in the cafe. The menu is not extensive but the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The little gift shop has cute offerings. the staff are very friendly and were happy to fill us in on the...More

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Kilby H, Manager at Kilby Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment about your experience. Hope to see you again next year!

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Reviewed July 6, 2017

My friend from Australia and I had a wonderful wander around Kilby Historic Site. We enjoyed everything, especially the train station & store, the amazing dresses from the 1930's, and the lunch purchased in the cafe. Great place for a two hour break. Don't forget...More

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Kilby H, Manager at Kilby Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thank you for your rating and comments. We really appreciate the feedback!

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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Amazing site that's been kept in great shape. We were surprised how big the hotel was. Some nice exhibits. Also loved the animals running around. So cute. One warning: bring or wear mosquito spray. 😁

Thank KatherineL66
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Kilby H, Manager at Kilby Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thank you for your rating and comment. Yes, we tend to have mosquitoes during June!

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Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

It's a great place for families and tourists to learn a little about the local history. However be prepared for it to get quite crowded in the gift shop since it is used as admission, cash register and a restaurant.

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Kilby H, Manager at Kilby Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2017

Thanks for your review! We are always interested in your experience and how we can improve. Sincerely, Kilby Historic Site

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We paid the family rate which was $25(2 adults, 3 kids) Adults were $10, youth $8, kids 5 under free. There was also a 10% discount if your AMA/BCAA member.
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