John R. Park Homestead & Conservation Area, Essex

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • 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...  more »
  • The Maple Fest was great. Kids enjoyed watching the blacksmith, checking out the mill and sawing a log. The volunteers in their period costumes were very happy to answer any questions we had.
  • Went for the maple syrup festival and really enjoyed it. Very knowledgeable staff on hand to explain all the steps involved. Activities for the kids to try out too.

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