John R. Park Homestead & Conservation Area, Essex

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John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area was a station on the Underground Railroad prior to the American Civil War. At that time, it was located in the former township of Colchester South. It is now an agricultural and living history museum of farm life in the 19th century in present-day Essex, Ontario.
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  • Stopped here for a picnic break .. sat by the water and enjoyed the view .. grounds are well kept as are the buildings. Well done folks !!! 
    Stopped here for a picnic break .. sat by the water and enjoyed the view .. grounds are well kept as are the buildings. Well done folks !!!  more »
  • The staff and experience at John R. Park was amazing! The tour was informative and very interesting! 
    The staff and experience at John R. Park was amazing! The tour was informative and very interesting!  more »
  • A delightful farm setting complete with animals, artifacts and furnished home. Guide knowledgeable about local history and the view of Lake Erie priceless... 
    A delightful farm setting complete with animals, artifacts and furnished home. Guide knowledgeable about local history and the view of Lake Erie priceless...  more »
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  • Do you love beauty? DO YOU!? Well then, you can shut right up. But the rest of you who DO love beauty, this is where you find it in spades. Beauty and Maple products. If you have the brass balls to call yourself a civilized Canadian, you're going to go here, aren't you? YES YOU ARE BECAUSE BEAUTY AND MAPLE SYRUP OH GOD MMMMMMM!!!!
  • The staff was very friendly and the whole property was very well kept and clean. The tour guide did a wonderful job telling us all about making maple syrup both today and the pioneer way. She answered all of our questions as well! So knowledgeable, thank you!
  • I had a great experience during the Christmas Holiday Tour at the Homestead. Jessica was very knowledgeable and was a pleasure to listen to and learn from. The curator went above and beyond and provided me with instructions and materials to make my own holiday weaved reindeer since I missed the original event due to work. There are great Christmas gifts made by some very talented locals at amazing prices.
  • Very interesting property with dedicated knowledgeable staff and energetic volunteers .Guided tours of the main house , interpreters at the steam engine driven saw mill , working blacksmith shop during events , and the other buildings make it a worthwhile visit . A large new interpretive building near the garden area is completed and open to the public . A primitive trail eastward from the sawmill leads you along the shoreline and ends at a small marsh , where wildlife can be spotted .
  • Had an amazing time at Maple Sugar Days. Great tour and tasty treats!

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