BC’s Living Museum of Rural History

General Store Museum, Farm and More!

Welcome to Kilby Historic Site

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

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BC’s Museum of Rural Life

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Proof of Vaccination: The Kilby Historic Site will not be requiring Proof of Vaccination for general admission at this time. Museums are not currently included in the PHO for Proof of Vaccination and we have received confirmation from the British Columbia Museums Association that it is not required at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and update our protocols as necessary to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, membership, and visitors. Guests attending an event at the Museum that includes 50 or more guests will be required to show Proof of Vaccination. Masks remain mandatory for guests age 12 and over regardless of vaccination status.

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.

Historical Gem
Nestled in the Fraser Valley

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Kilby Christmas in the Country

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December 11 @ 11:00 am - December 12 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday, December 11 & 12 ~ Kilby Christmas in the Country Deck your Halls with boughs and holly! Gather friends and family and join us for a festive...

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Giving Thanks: 50/50 Raffle 2021

Deadline: Sunday, Dec 31, 2021 at 11:00am

We are a charity non-profit historical society and rely on the generous support of those who share our passion to keep our site alive.

Your support helps us continue with our educational programming, exhibits, programs for seniors, publications, and more.

Our Mission is to be caretakers of the past and builders of the future. The Kilby Historic Site exists to encourage the next generation to be inspired by and learn about the rural history of Harrison Mills, BC.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

5 star ratingWonderful The people especially the woman who work in the general store were amazing. They played with special old toys and... read more


5 star ratingExceeded our expectations This was a great little museum with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The displayed artifacts within the general store were really... read more


4 star ratingstopped for an ice cream we just popped in for ice cream, it was ice cream, so it was good!
Birchwood Dairy ice cream, one was...
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Weddings at Kilby

Planning a wedding in 2021 or 2022?

Kilby’s peaceful charm is perfect for your special day