A visit to the John R. Park Homestead and Conservation Area will take you back in time to the 1850s. The house and farm buildings of John and Amelia Park are restored to bring the nineteenth century to life. Explore the Parks’ magnificent Classical Revival home, built in 1842, taste baking from the kitchen fireplace or play with a wooden toy in the children’s bedrooms. See the workings of an 1885 steam engine-powered sawmill and stop by the blacksmith shop to witness the making of small hardware and repairing of farm tools at the coal-fired forge. Peak season May to October.

Source:AZ Backcountry Adventures


915 Essex County Rd 50

Essex, ON N0R 1G0


(519) 738-2029



Hours: (May to October)

Monday       10 am - 4 pm

Tuesday       10 am - 4 pm

Wednesday  10 am - 4 pm

Thursday     10 am - 4 pm

Friday           CLOSED

Saturday       CLOSED

Sunday        10 am - 4 pm


*November to April hours vary

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