Built in the late 1800’s by an early settler to the region, Haney House is an interesting museum and historical site in Maple Ridge.
Maple Ridge’s Thomas Haney House
Haney House is affiliated with the Maple Ridge Museum. Located at 11612 224th Street, the historical site is just a few blocks from the Port Haney Wharf and the Fraser River. It’s also less than a 10-minute walk from the city’s museum.
Built in 1883, Mr. and Mrs. Haney lived in the house with four of their six children. Today the house is a museum and registered historic site. Furnished rooms that people can explore inside the 2-storey building are the kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom and the bedrooms.
Interestingly, the house was also known as the Hawley House for many years because Thomas Haney’s daughter Elizabeth moved there with her husband James Hawley. The Hawley family lived in the house from 1917 until Elizabeth donated it and the surrounding land to the city.
During normal non-pandemic times, Haney House is open on Sundays from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Due to COVID-19, however, the museum is temporarily closed.
Events at the Museum
In years when there isn’t a global pandemic, a number of events take place at the museum over the course of the year. Occasions with special activities include Spring Break, BC Culture Days (in September) and Halloween. The venue also sometimes hosts afternoon teas and murder-mystery nights.
About the Haney Family
The Haney House was originally owned by Thomas Haney and his wife Anne Callaghan. Thomas and Anne had six children including four daughters and two sons. Four of their six children were born in the historic house.
The Haney children (from oldest to youngest) included Mary Florence, Jeremiah Francis, Daniel Thomas, Annie Beatrice, Elizabeth Mary and Margaret Maude. Elizabeth, who later married James Hawley, was the longest surviving member of the Haney family. She passed away in 1981.
Thomas Haney was the namesake for this area of Maple Ridge. He founded the town of Haney by purchasing land to build his house. The neighbourhood was eventually absorbed as a part of Maple Ridge but retained its original name.
To learn more about Haney House see the Maple Ridge Museum website.
For information about the area see our article about the City of Maple Ridge.
Other places of interest in the area include the following:
- Maple Ridge Museum
- Haney Farmers Market
- Kanaka Creek Park
- Golden Ears Park
- Alouette Lake
- North Alouette Greenway
- Whonnock Lake
- Maple Ridge Park
Other similar historic sites in the Lower Mainland include the following:
- Kilby Historic Site (in Harrison Mills in the Fraser Valley)
- London Heritage Farm (in Richmond not far from Steveston Village)
- Mackin House Museum (in Coquitlam)
- Roedde House Museum (in Vancouver’s West End)
- Stewart Farm (in South Surrey near Crescent Beach)