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Kilby Historic Site, Harrison Mills

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4.2/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
Kilby Historic Site is located in Harrison Mills. Arrange to visit Kilby Historic Site and other attractions in Harrison Mills using our Harrison Mills tour planner.
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  • We were staying at nearby Rowena's Inn on the River and decided to visit Kilby Historic Site. It was very interesting with friendly staff and cute animals. The young ladies in the General Store were d...  read more »
  • The Kirby family left this place to the State and although now the State has stopped funding it they continue to run the place on admission fees and donations. You must visit the place it's a snap sho...  read more »
  • We meant to drop in as we drove past. We ended up spending the day there. A super lady gave us a tour and had so much enthusiasm it was infectious. The lunch, all home made was delicious and excellent...  read more »
  • Fairly small historic site, but nicely maintained, with surprisingly knowledgeable guides. The lady in the general store was helping curate an upcoming feature exhibit on a talented scientist from the area. The store itself is remarkable, with everything from fashion and footwear, electrical and plumbing, pharmacy and lending library, grocery, dairy, deli and bakery and more in one large, very well organized room. Behind, through separate access, you can see the tiny post-office, kitchen and dining/parlor. Upstairs are exhibits on packaging, local history and fashion, as well as some example bedrooms. Below are storage, garage and other basement/workshop space, with a seriously intimidating old boiler. Another guide maintains the outdoors space, giving guided tours, answering questions, and taking care of the many assorted and very friendly animals, including rabbits, goats, chickens, ducks, pigs, sheep, and apparently, some cows. An orchard on one side has cherries and super old apple trees. The old barn, now gift shop and restaurant, houses a 50 seat dining area with simple offerings, takeaway drinks and snacks including fresh baking and ice cream, and washrooms. At $10 for an adult ticket, the price is a bit high, but probably necessary to maintain the place. Check the calendar for their frequent special events. Visiting on a cloudy Thursday in June, it wasn't too busy at all, but I'd imagine things would pick up on weekends and sunny summer days when kids are out of school.
  • The ladies in the site entrance were very nice and helpful. The general store was very cool, nice little stop for the family.
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