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Backus Heritage Village

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Backus Heritage Village

This heritage village is located on the site of an early farmstead within Backus Heritage Conservation Area. The site features 15 historic buildings, including the 1798 John C. Backhouse grist mill, two log houses and an octagonal schoolhouse. Exhibits highlight marine artifacts, storefronts from the 19th century and an agricultural implement collection. Special events and interpretive programs are presented throughout the year. School programs, youth badge programs and interpretive tours are available with advanced reservation. A War of 1812 re-enactment event is held annually in September.

Plan your visit

Location:
2km north of Port Rowan

Victoria Day to Canada Day - Sat/Sun. 11am-4:00pm, Canada Day to Labour Day Wed - Sun 11am-4:00pm, Labour Day to Mid-Oct. Sat/Sun. 11am-4:00pm.
Admission:
Fully accessible

Contact details

Mailing Address:
R. R. #1
Port Rowan, ON
N0E 1M0
Canada
Tel.:
519-586-2201
Fax:
519-586-7333
Email:
backus@lprca.on.ca
Website:
http://www.lprca.on.ca/heritage.htm

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