Kilby Historic Site

Kilby Historic Site, Harrison Mills: Hours, Address, Kilby Historic Site Reviews: 4.5/5

Kilby Historic Site
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Experience a 1920s Fraser Valley living history site with costumed interpreters. This 5 acre BC Heritage attraction is fully open for the season. Book your tour by appointment to the 1906 General Store Museum, Manchester House Hotel, Post Office with knowledgeable costumed interpreters to guide you. The Kilby Café offers a full lunch menu for dine in or take out. Enjoy your lunch, home-made pastries, Cabin Fever Junction pies and Birchwood Gourmet Ice Cream in the cafe, Eliza Kilby Rose Garden or at a picnic table on the heritage grounds. Licensed Cafe. Call for more information!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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S L
7 contributions
place is never open... too happy riding EI and CRB
Aug. 2021
This place is great, when it is actually open. Not sure why it is so rarely open. Disgraceful. I know it is easier to ride the CRB (Trudeau handouts for lazy people) than to actually work, but this is ridiculous. They whine and moan about support and funding, but then the place is always CLOSED! Typical.
Written August 31, 2021
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kris-goes-places
207 contributions
More Than Meets the Eye
Aug. 2021
We ran across this on the web and it was a cool, cloudy day, so we thought it would be a fun little stop to fill an hour or so. We ended up staying for close to three hours! There is way more here than you’d expect as you pull up. The cafe and the store are worth a visit. The museum/historic buildings are well-curated, and of course there are the animals to chase around :) We were partial to Fred the Turkey. As a bonus, we were there in time for a butter churning demonstration which I thought would be kind of juvenile, but was super engaging (also the butter she produced was delicious). After that, there was a fiddle player who kept us entertained as well. This is definitely worth a stop.
Written August 27, 2021
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Cynthia T
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Awesome.
Aug. 2021 • Family
Amazing. So much to do outside (feed animals, learn history, small park to play at, made a craft) and inside (Cafe lunch was delicious, the store/postoffice/hotel were so interesting to visit). Learned a lot and had so much fun. Fantastic staff. Will be back!
Written August 17, 2021
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Jo R
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Ruined by the host
Jul. 2021 • Family
Aggressive host lady, poor management, Sites not cleaned of garbage, needs new caretakers,Very windy
Written July 22, 2021
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ElissaClaire
North Vancouver, Canada494 contributions
good experience
Jun. 2021
Visited the site early June on a weekday.

Staff in the general store were super friendly and a fun chat upon arrival and purchasing admission.

Peaceful site to walk around. Given a brochure upon entry/payment. Easy to walk around and wander all over the lot. Nice to see a glimpse back in time. There are some animals around too.

Only saw a handful of others visiting when I was there. A few just to purchase ice cream in the general store and not visit the site.

Directions online thru Google not quite accurate and missed the turn as told to take a right and it was a left. Drove 30 minutes further than needed before turning around, parking, and using a map app on my phone. Pleasant drive if not in a rush.

Don't feel the need to return here. Once is enough. Glad I went, nice field trip during a covid staycation.
Written June 19, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
Written July 9, 2021
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Sheryl T
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Wonderful
Jun. 2021
The people especially the woman who work in the general store were amazing. They played with special old toys and took time to show the kids how they worked and how they would arrive on the train. It was wonderful to see the dedication these workers had. The kids loved it and so did the parents
Written June 13, 2021
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Thank you for the 5 stars. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. As a charitable non profit we really appreciate the word of mouth advertising.
Written July 9, 2021
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Alexis A
Vancouver, Canada21 contributions
Great place to visit for all ages.
Oct. 2020
We (two adults) had a fantastic visit here over the weekend. The staff are all super friendly and helpful, and an extra shout out goes to the super knowledgeable gentleman working in the General Store museum who must have spent almost an hour telling us all about the site, the products in the store and the history of the place. It was very interesting to go back in time with him and his passion for the subject was clear. It's impressive to see that the buildings are still in such good condition after so many decades. Next time we're in the area we will give ourselves even more time to explore the historic site. We highly recommend visiting.
Written October 26, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! See you again soon.
Written April 19, 2021
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jimmyb
53 contributions
what is with it?
Sep. 2020
Only open Thursday to Monday or something?!! We drove by anyways and it looked a bit run down. Badly in need of a paint job
Written September 4, 2020
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As a charitable non profit we reply on funding for summer students to open seven days a week. Unfortunately this year the funding was cut so we had to close two days a week. And good news, mid August we did start a painting project on all three historic buildings. You probably saw the work of work crews hand scraping the buildings, so yes, at the moment it looks pretty bad. But soon it will be looking like new again. Through September and October we will open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Then we will close for the season until next year.
Written September 5, 2020
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Marlena
3 contributions
Exceeded our expectations
Aug. 2020 • Family
This was a great little museum with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The displayed artifacts within the general store were really amazing and our kids really enjoyed when the guide showed them old tin toys kids used to play with. The museum structure really feels like time stood still. It was a nice way to spend a couple hours and learn a little piece of bc history.
Written August 7, 2020
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Thank you for sharing your experience. We look forward to your return.
Written September 5, 2020
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ytranger
186 contributions
stopped for an ice cream
Jun. 2019 • Couples
we just popped in for ice cream, it was ice cream, so it was good!
Birchwood Dairy ice cream, one was licorice, one was salted caramel, the salted caramel was the favorite.
Definitely stop in for ice cream.
Written June 24, 2019
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Thanks for taking the time to share your experience!
Written July 22, 2019
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Kilby Historic Site is open:
  • Fri - Sun 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.