About London Heritage Farm
6511 Dyke Road
Richmond, B.C. V7E 3R3
November 16 to December 15
Saturdays & Sundays
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday-Sunday, dawn to dusk.
The main floor of the heritage house is accessible.
Welcome to London Heritage Farm, a site that contains the historical London Farm House and a park overlooking the Fraser River.
City of Richmond Archives Photograph 1984 17 74
London Heritage Farm is one of the earliest farm sites in Richmond. Charles and Henrietta London built this house in 1898. As their home grew to accommodate their 8 children, relatives and farm workers, an extension was added in 1906.
The farm produced dairy products, oats, wheat barley, fruit from an orchard and vegetables. There were many outbuildings on site including storage sheds for dairy, preserves, salted salmon and pork. The property had a water tower, a shack for farm workers and an outhouse as well as barns for their animals, hay, wagons and buggies. Unfortunately these buildings no longer exist.
The London’s lived at the farm until 1948. After many years and many different owners, the City of Richmond purchased the house and land. It was designated a municipal heritage site in 1978.
Today you can:
- Explore the Victorian farm house that has been fully restored and furnished to illustrate rural life in Richmond between 1890 and 1920.
- Learn about Richmond’s agricultural history by viewing the outdoor exhibition featuring a vintage threshing machine.
- Discover a hidden talent for butter churning, washing clothes with a scrub board, performing Victorian chores and identifying heirloom seeds through the Living History program.
- Enjoy viewing the beautiful perennial and community gardens.