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
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
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
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Experience a 1920s Fraser Valley living history site with costumed interpreters. This 5 acre BC Heritage attraction is fully open for the season. Enjoy our 1906 General Store Museum, Manchester House Hotel, Post Office with knowledgeable costumed interpreters to guide you. Daily programming Saturday & Sunday through the summer. 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. Licensed Cafe. Call for more information!
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Glenn F
Williams Lake, Canada26 contributions
Couples
Spent a couple hour visiting the sight, lots of Small animals for kids (goats, miniature donkeys, pigs, chickens) General store full of many artifacts, tin cans galore, and many displays about the history of the Kilby’s. Lunch was very good with Homemade soups, salads and very fresh sandwiches. Well worth a visit when in the area
Written July 24, 2022
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Thank you for sharing your experience, and giving us a four star rating. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written July 29, 2022
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A.M.M.
Seattle, WA70 contributions
Family
Very cool attraction. Great & engaging staff in the general store explaining to the kids by asking questions about the space. Definitely want to visit again with the kids!
Written April 16, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We have really revamped all of our programming and receiving a lot of positive feedback. As a charitable non-profit we really appreciate your feedback and spreading the word about this unique little corner of the world!
Written May 4, 2022
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orangecrush58
Prince George, Canada77 contributions
This hidden gem is a must visit in the upper Fraser Valley. It is like stepping back in time to the early part of the last century. The staff are very dedicated and knowledgable in the history of the site and area. Allow a couple of hours to properly take it all in.
Written September 22, 2021
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Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at the historic site, and hope to see you again next year!
Written November 10, 2021
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S L
7 contributions
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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We are usually open from Easter to Halloween. However this year we are remain open on the weekends until Dec 19. Hopefully next we we will be back to normal open Thursday to Monday April, May, June, Sept & October... and open daily July and August.
Written November 10, 2021
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kris-goes-places
229 contributions
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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Thank you for you review of your recent visit. As a charitable non profit we strive to engage with educational and intriguing programming for all. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Written November 10, 2021
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Cynthia T
1 contribution
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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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit. As a charitable non-profit we rely on folks like you to share your experience and help market the site. See you next year!
Written November 10, 2021
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Jo R
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Family
Aggressive host lady, poor management, Sites not cleaned of garbage, needs new caretakers,Very windy
Written July 22, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback. Please come visit us next year, as we work towards revitalizing our campground.
Written November 10, 2021
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ElissaClaire
North Vancouver, Canada554 contributions
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
2 contributions
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
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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