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Trethewey House Heritage Site Museum

2313 Ware St, Abbotsford, British Columbia V2S 3C6, Canada
+1 604-853-0313
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Prestigious house from pioneer days

No understanding of the history of Abbotsford is complete without a visit to the Trethewey House... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
British Columbia, Canada
The best place to learn about our local history!

A fantastic place to learn about the history of Abbotsford - the staff are knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Maylena L
Vancouver, Canada
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Designated heritage site in 1983, this Arts and Crafts House was restored to 1925. Featuring period gardens, heritage gallery, “Joey’s Playhouse” and access to Mill Lake. Abbotsford's important early industries are represented in Trethewey House: it was built with the finest fir lumber produced at the mill on Mill Lake. The bricks used in the chimneys and fireplaces were made with clay mined on Sumas Mountain and processed at Clayburn Village, B.C.'s first company town.
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22 Sep 2017
“Prestigious house from pioneer days”
5 Aug 2017
“The best place to learn about our local history!”
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2313 Ware St, Abbotsford, British Columbia V2S 3C6, Canada
+1 604-853-0313
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

No understanding of the history of Abbotsford is complete without a visit to the Trethewey House Heritage Site Museum. In it you will discover the importance of this prestigious family's lumber business and its impact on the development of the region. The house itself was...More

Thank Codiak!
Reviewed 5 August 2017

A fantastic place to learn about the history of Abbotsford - the staff are knowledgeable and friendly, and the house itself has been beautifully preserved.

Thank Maylena L
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

What a gem! We visited this August and had a lovely tour of the Trethewey House by a lovely lady who works in the Archives next door! Be aware of their limited hours that these tours are available, but well-worth planning your trip around them....More

Thank RobertsFam2015
Reviewed 4 August 2016

What to do on a rainy day? Go to a local museum and walk back into history and a glimpse of how the very well to do lived then. A beautiful arts and crafts house made to look as it did in the early part...More

Thank 1946HappyCamper
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This old house was the family home of very prominent local family. In its time, it was a revolutionary building with forced air heating, electric lights in every room, and numerous other features that we now accept as routine, but in 1912 ... this place...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 9 July 2015

If you're interested in early life and industry in Abbotsford this is a good place to start. This heritage house museum helps tell the story of the Trethewey family and the mill that supplied much needed lumber for building this town in the country. The...More

2  Thank Sablehrt
Reviewed 26 April 2015

We need more historic sites in this City! Fantastic! Real pieces of history are found all over this house!

Thank Katelyn Y
Reviewed 23 April 2015

This place is great to visit any day of the year, but at Halloween they put on the great Hunted house for people to enjoy! Super creepy!

1  Thank crazzy_j46
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Lots of history. Some say the Trethewey House is haunted. They have seen on more than a few occasions a Woman upstairs staring out the window. Usually at mid evening just before dusk. The house sits on the park Mill Lake park. Beautiful photographs of...More

Thank shadoweagle
Reviewed 15 March 2015

home of the tretheway family ,pioneers in abbotsford features original house complete with furniture my favorite being the player piano on mill lake which has nice walking paths also a museum on the grounds we were there when tea was being served on the lawn...More

1  Thank julietelfordfarm
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