Backus Heritage Village

1812 Education Program

1812 Education Program

Bluegrass Jam

Bluegrass Jam

Heritage Hoedown Barn Dance

Heritage Hoedown Barn Dance

Those Were the Days: Adventures along Spring Creek

Those Were the Days: Adventures along Spring Creek

War of 1812 Re-enactment

War of 1812 Re-enactment

Mountain Man 1838 Primitive Rendezvous

Mountain Man 1838 Primitive Rendezvous

Annual Murder Mystery

Annual Murder Mystery

Back to the Basics - Pioneer Life Day

Back to the Basics - Pioneer Life Day

Strawberry Sunday

Strawberry Sunday

Echoes of the Past

Echoes of the Past

Days of Old - Travels in Time

Days of Old - Travels in Time

Elements of Old Rural Life

Elements of Old Rural Life

Children's Fishing Derby

Children's Fishing Derby

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Hours:
  • Victoria Day to Labour Day open Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fees:
  • $3.50/child (ages 15 & under); $7.00/senior; $8.00/adult to a daily maximum rate of $14.00/vehicle (including occupants)
  • Partially Accessible
  • Support Animals
  • Parking
  • Guided Tours
  • Camping
  • Wedding Services
  • Facilities Rental

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.

Website: http://www.lprca.on.ca

Type: Historic Building | Conservation Area

War of 1812 Re-enactment

War of 1812 Re-enactment

This video is about the Battle of Backus Mill. The War of 1812 Re-enactment is an annual event held at the Backus Heritage Conservation Area near...

Backus Heritage Village Aerial View

Backus Heritage Village Aerial View

Aerial view of Backus Mill and Backus Heritage Village in Port Rowan.