On my way back from Point Roberts I decided to stop by one of my favorite places.... Crescent Beach - and on my way I passed the sign for The Historic Stewart Farm. I can't tell you how many times I've driven by there and never gone in! Always wanted to - meant to -.....but never did! So I did a U-E and...decided to explore!
Situated in Elgin Heritage Park on the banks of the Nicomekl River features a beautifully restored and furnished 1894 farmhouse, pole barn, root cellar and heirloom gardens and orchard in a lovely pastoral setting.
This farmhouse thrived as a hay farm for 60 years, but now it is a great representation of what life was like at the turn of the century. The farmhouse is a shining representation of Victorian rural architecture.
The adjacent Hooser Weaving Centre gives a terrific demonstration of the art of textile making, and houses a collection of spinning wheels and looms.
Visiting is like stepping back in time to the days of horse drawn farm tools, hand churned butter and wood stove cooking.
There are guided tours, demonstrations and special events offered year - round....by staff and volunteers dressed in Victorian-style costumes. Hmm and I was thinking - it would make a wonderful setting for a Wedding!
Closed Mondays and Statutory Holidays. Suggested admission: $2/adult, $1/student, 5 & Under: Free.
Address: 13723 Crescent Road Surrey BC Canada V4P 1J4
Phone: 1 604 502-6456
I had to add this photo of the bench - what caught my eye was the dedication on the bench which read... "To the World you may be One Person - But to One Person You are the World" - it really made me pause and reflect........frankly it hit me as being so poignantly true.......
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