BC ~ Yale Historic Site : Historic Sites to Visit
Celebrating the Gold Rush era and preserving local historic treasures, a visit to the Yale Historic Site is a must on your journey. Step back in time to stroll the boardwalk, check out the general store, and swagger into the saloon for an ice cold root beer or a game of poker. Learn what life was like for the thousands of Chinese railway workers in the Chinese boarding house, take in a special event like June’s Strawberry Social or try your hand at gold panning!
The Yale Historic Site encompasses several properties in the town of Yale. A heritage building built in the 1870’s, the ‘Creighton House’ is home to our museum, gift shop, archives and Beth Clare garden. Indoor exhibits include artifacts and photographs showcasing the diverse history of Yale. Outdoor exhibits include a ‘Tent City’, showing life during the gold rush of 1858 and St John the Divine, built in 1863, one of the oldest church's in BC. The Ward Tea House serves tea, coffee, cold beverages, hot lunches, sandwiches, soups and desserts and The Johnny Ward Guest House originally built as a family home in 1863 by William ‘Johnny’ H. Ward but now dating to 1880, is a Bed and Breakfast.