Historic O'Keefe Ranch

Historic O'Keefe Ranch, Vernon: Hours, Address, Historic O'Keefe Ranch Reviews: 4.5/5

Historic O'Keefe Ranch
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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O'Keefe Ranch was founded in 1867 by Cornelius O'Keefe. His family lived on site for 110 years before it was opened as an historic ranch, meaning it still houses one of the most complete collections of one family's stuff (from the Victorian and Edwardian eras) in all of the province. Today O'Keefe Ranch is operated by a non-profit society and is a registered charity. Come visit us during our open season from May to October - stroll along the boardwalk, visit our original buildings (set up as they were more than 100 years ago!), visit the Greenhow museum, and go say hello to our many farm animals.
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Vernon, Canada446 contributions
Family
Went with some out of my family from Australia and their three kids! Took them to see the animals, mini-railroads, the old buildings as well as the old machinery! The kids absolutely loved it including being stalked by the turkey! Lol! As always okeefe was a great experience for everyone and many memories were made!!
Written July 11, 2022
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POLLYANNA57
Queensland, Australia472 contributions
This property is so historically important to Vernon anyway but access to the wealth of the collection of buildings, artefacts and family stories is priceless. It is exceptional, very unique and enjoyable. All of the buildings have many surprises but then the animals in the Farm are interesting too. A Peacock 🦚 and the spotted Spring Lambs were adorable.
Our Guide for the house, Sharon, was excellent.
Written June 6, 2022
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Procter Bingo Bus
Ponta Delgada, Portugal38 contributions
Couples
For Winter Carnival -so much effort was made by the volunteers. The tour of the Mansion was lovely, as was the visit to the General Store. Staff and volunteers are very sweet. The highlight was seeing the very little ones stomping thru the mud and dancing in the pavilion to disco music with blue tongues and faces. Osa the milkmaid was very funny on the wagon ride. I'm glad they participated in Winter Carnival and look forward to more events here. I wish I was a little kid again to experience all fun and funny things (donkey puck golf) that they have for the kids.
Written February 13, 2022
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John
Vernon, Canada2 contributions
Our family recently Journeyed and explored the fabulous O'Keefe Ranch, I cant say how much fun and exciting it was to learn about the first ever Ranch in Vernon. the animals were very kind and sweet "especially flapjack'. the volunteers and workers were very welcoming and kind, the blue light special was magical and enchanting as for the other ancient artifacts around the ranch. If your on vacation or new to Vernon this is a must go to place, you surely wont regret going here.
Written February 13, 2022
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taimiroad farm
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Family
Our family throughly enjoyed the winter festival at O’Keefe Ranch. The staff were all pleasant and friendly (the milking maid was awesome). We look forward to more family activities in the future. Thanks!
Written February 13, 2022
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Marisa J
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Family
Very nice place to take your children. Love the history behind the old buildings. The mansion is exquisite and affordable pricing. Lovely walk along the board walk and very educated staff. Fascinating history.
Written February 13, 2022
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Bill Plummer
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We went to a murder-mystery there that was absolutely fantastic. The history is important but it's the volunteers that make the experience so great. There's music and singing and storytelling... blacksmiths and potters and wool-spinning (of the sheep on the farm). We are delighted every time we go.
Written December 18, 2021
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Hilary M
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I recently went to the O'Keefe Ranch's production of a Christmas Carol. It was truly magical! I think it's over for the year but mark your calendars and go next year if they have it! You get to experience a Christmas Carol with the characters - dance and drink mead at Fezziwigs, play parlour games and sing carols at Scrooge's nephews, and even carry Scrooge's coffin out to the graveyard.

We also went to the murder mystery earlier in the year and are still talking about it. O'Keefe Ranch is a true gem!
Written December 18, 2021
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Ursula H
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My favourite part of the tour was sitting with Osa under the large tree and hearing her deiightful , captivating stories! We had visitors from overseas and they too were charmed by the whole experience at the ranch...we will all definitely go again...and hopefully Osa will still be there next year!
Ursula
Written October 14, 2021
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Procter Bingo Bus
Ponta Delgada, Portugal38 contributions
Couples
I haven't been for years to O'Keefe Ranch other than to special evening events. This was such a treat to see all the excited children. The corn maze was fun in daylight -I can only imagine how fantastic it would be in the dark and with players. Special mention to Osa the milkmaid with her funny stories and interaction with the children. With its players, animals and interactive learning, O'Keefe Ranch is well worth the visit as a local and as a visitor from away. I can hardly wait until the Christmas Carol this December.
Written October 9, 2021
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Historic O'Keefe Ranch is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.