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Kilby Historic Site!

Experience a fascinating look at BC rural life and history, plus a refreshing step back in time!

Open Thursday to Sunday

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Explore Kilby Historic Site

BC’s Museum of Rural Life

Located near the junction of the Harrison and Fraser Rivers, the Kilby Historic Site stands as the only reminder of the once thriving community of Harrison Mills, British Columbia, Canada.

Step back in time and enjoy a leisurely tour of the Kilby Historic Site with its magnificent 1906 General Store Museum. Visitors will view a fascinating gallery of product packaging dating back to the 1920s and 1930s. Don’t miss the intriguing artifacts in the heritage Post Office and Manchester House Hotel; both were an integral part of the Harrison Mills community at the turn of the twentieth century.

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Upcoming Events

Father’s Day

Father s Day (2)
June 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for a very special day of family fun to celebrate Dad! Dads of all ages will enjoy the hands-on activities throughout the site. Here’s what you can expect:...


This Seasons Events

We are dog-friendly!

2022 Dogs 2

Friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome onsite to explore the grounds, farm, and museum with you! We ask that dogs are kept on leash at all times as we have a working farm and we often let our chickens run free. Dogs are allowed on the ground floor and the main floor of the museum (up the ramp) but we ask that they do not go up the stairs to the top floor, simply because the staircase is too narrow.

If you’d like to have lunch in our cafe, ask our staff if they can serve you in the tea garden or if you can order your lunch ‘to go’ to enjoy onsite at one of our many picnic tables.

Reviews from Trip Advisor And Google

Excellent
Based on 265 reviews
Chia Ling Liu
Chia Ling Liu
2023-06-28
Staff was nice ! They have animals for you to feed
rajan sandhu
rajan sandhu
2023-06-16
Nicole Goossens
Nicole Goossens
2023-06-09
Site très intéressant. Ancienne ferme et ses dépendances. Ancien hôtel et on peut y déjeuner.
Valerie Phelps
Valerie Phelps
2023-06-05
Cute little coffee shop with the freshest of food and amazing pies. The staff are very friendly and dress in old time costumes. A step back in time to a peaceful era. Garden seating available but too many mosquitoes to take advantage of it. Tours of the museum available
Debbie Finnegan
Debbie Finnegan
2023-06-02
Michael Vogel
Michael Vogel
2023-05-23
A great example of the old general store where you would buy absolutely everything you couldn't make yourself. Talk to the shopkeeper and learn a ton about the shop, the post office and the attached hotel.
Jess Valencia
Jess Valencia
2023-05-21
Erik Romi
Erik Romi
2023-05-16
The blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream was delicious. One can really taste the cream in ice cream. They also have soups and sandwiches.

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