Backgrounder _Kilby Historic Site

Assistance & Reservations

Please contact 604-796-9576 for assistance on any of the following subjects or email:

Are you planning a wedding? See below our new wedding information!

Group Rate Requirement

15 or more guests of any organization, during regular hours of operation:

School Programming:
School Programming is available for 20 students or more. 
School Program and Teacher’s Packages are also available
>> See our Educators/School Page for more information

Group Menu

For any group of 15 or more we would be pleased to offer you our senior rates and group menu, during regular hours of operation.

Call 604-796-9576 for more information.

Seniors Groups

For any group of 15 or more we would be pleased to offer you our senior rates and group menu, during regular hours of operation.

Call 604-796-9576 for more information.

Group Visit Types

Self-Guided Heritage Tour

Minimum group size: 15 people (10% off total admission)

Every season lends different magic to the site. Self-guided tours are fun and easy with maps and schedules distributed upon arrival. Costumed interpreters will be available throughout the site to answer questions and share information. We accept one payment for the entire group upon arrival.

Guided Heritage Tour

$15/person plus GST

Journey back in time and learn about the lively community of Harrison Mills during its heyday.
A lively costumed guide will lead participants through the Heritage site including Farm, 1906 General Store and upstairs Manchester House Hotel. Animal feed will be available should guests desire to get up close and personal with our furry and feathered friends.

Interactive Heritage Tour

$18/person plus GST – no lunch

Make your trip come alive!! Combined with a guided Heritage tour, groups can choose from one “Add- on” activity. Each activity is approximately 30 minutes in length.

Interactive Heritage Tour and Lunch

$40/person – includes tax and gratuity

Complete your visit by joining us for a tasty sandwich buffet lunch served in our home-style Café available before or after your Interactive Heritage Tour

Add-on Experiences for Interactive Tours

Myth Busting: A Revealing experience | 30 minutes

One of our most popular year-round adult shows!! What was it REALLY like back in the 1890’s. This delightful 30– 40-minute show incorporates humour, music, & many ‘revealing’ surprises. Myth busting at its best.

Butter Making (Year-Round) | 30 minutes

Guests have a first-hand experience at making butter through a fun & interactive demonstration. Fresh samples to follow on sourdough bread.

Ice Cream Making (April to June) | 45 minutes

Ice Cream the old-fashioned way! This fun and interactive demonstration allows visitors to learn by instruction and participation. The reward is a sample of their freshly churned treat.

Apple Cider Pressing (September to November) | 45 minutes

Guests try their hand at turning apples into juice using our century-old Apple Press. Stories and samples are the rewards for their hard work.

Payment A 50% Deposit is required upon booking by Credit Card and full payment required 7 days prior to your tour. Cancellations must be received 7 days prior to the tour date for a full refund. Cancellations 3 days prior to the tour date only 50% of the deposit will be refunded. Cancellations less than 3 days there will be no refund of deposit.

Special Needs Special needs visitors pay regular admission, while their attendants are free. Our pathways around the farm allow easy access to feed and pet the animals. Our historic site is filled with wonderful sights, sounds and smells that guarantee a splendid experience for all.


Are you planning a wedding? Kilby offers a unique alternative for your wedding day plans. We have 5 acres of heritage gardens, a fully fenced enclosed historic site and even a working farm to keep the children entertained. Whether you envision a traditional ceremony in our Orchard or a tranquil celebration in one of gardens, this amazing location offers a backdrop of natural beauty that will make your special day one to remember. For your reception needs the choices are endless! For example we can accommodate a lavish sit down meal for up to 200, an intimate English tea garden picnic or a rustic country-style BBQ. We invite you to come visit our site, tour the facilities and meet with our on-site wedding planner so we can help bring your dream wedding to life. 

Please call for more information call us at 604-796-9576 or email: 

See our Weddings page for additional information

Birthday Parties

Birthday parties at Kilby Historic Site are a great way to celebrate your special day with a group of friends. Whether it is a children’s party or for adults we will help make your day a memorable one. For full party details please call 604-796-9576 for more information.

Girl Guides and Scouts

We have programming for specialized groups. Have you ever thought of making a Heritage Badge? Or camping overnight with the farm animals? For full program details please call 604-796-9576.

Studio Tours

Is your group looking for something special to do? We offer specialized tours aimed at your group’s interests. Anthropology, Quilt making, Agri-Tourism, Genealogy, Artists Guilds, Caring for Collections, You name it we will source a specialist to deliver a tour tailored to your groups needs.

Workshop and Seminar Facilities

If your group is requiring a place to hold a meeting, workshop or seminar we have the space. Our heritage facilities will make your meeting special. We have seating for up to sixty people in our restaurant. Private office space is also available for smaller groups. Although we pride ourselves for our 1920s ambience, our facilities include high-tech equipment such as computers, projectors, overhead projectors and more if you require. For more information regarding facility rentals call 604-796-9576.

You may want to plan your visit on an event day!