Cossit House Museum

Cossit House Museum, Sydney: Hours, Address, Cossit House Museum Reviews: 4/5

Cossit House Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Cryst O
Sydney, Canada16 contributions
excellent and Interesting historical Tour.
Oct. 2019
Loved hearing the historical facts and history of Sydney's1700's era of the first settlers. We Also got a ghost stories from the workers here at the Cossit House that had experienced paranormal happenings throughout the years which was a very extra interesting creepy with the tour ,if you love ghost walks also it is included in the Sydney Ghost walk which me and my family all enjoyed.
Written 6 January 2020
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Larry B
Poulsbo, WA116 contributions
A WINDOW INTO SYDNEY'S PAST
Nov. 2019
If you're interested in Sydney's history, this is probably the best glimpse of 1787 era Sydney. Local guides supplement the displays.
Written 10 December 2019
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Pastor S
79 contributions
The Story Behind the House
Oct. 2019
The Cossit House dates to 1787 and gives you an understanding of what life was like 230 years ago in Nova Scotia. The story behind the house is even more interesting. The Rev. Ranna Cossit and his wife Thankful were Loyalists during the American Revolution. Those chose to leave the 13 colonies and relocate to an area which remained loyal to the British crown. The family's story helps to complete the understanding of those times and the fact that not everyone wanted to leave British rule. The docents in the house readily share stories of the house and family.
Written 25 October 2019
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William T
Culpeper, VA516 contributions
This is one of several homes just a short walk from the cruise ship docks
Oct. 2019
It is always great to visit and learn about a home built in the 1700's. The staff (apparently volunteers) did a great job of sharing the history of the home and the family of the Cossit family. We learned in the kitchen of a drink the earlier settlers used to get vitamin C. They boiled pine and spruce needles to which they added things such as syrup and rum - we were provided a taste. The gentleman in the kitchen (in period clothing) was great!
You have several steps going in plus steps to the second floor, plus the atic. For 2$ well worth the visit. We visited on a rainy day when several cruise ships were in port. We arrived just a a tour group was leaving so the place was packed but soon cleared out to a reasonable number.
Written 12 October 2019
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GPaCalgary
Calgary, Canada1,625 contributions
Another Interesting Story
Sep. 2019
Our toir guide treated us to a great story of the owner of this house and his wife named “Thankful”. She exhibited an unbelievable amount of generosity toward the less affluent and homeless members of the Sydney community.
Written 1 October 2019
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dlh22
San Carlos, CA135 contributions
Guide made history come alive
Sep. 2019
Our guide was fantastic and brought the lives of Ranna Cossit and his wife, Thankful, to life. As we toured the home, he pointed out how each room was used and also the stuggles that Thankful must have had caring for children (13 pregnancies, 10 survived?), and keeping the home and cooking. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 29 September 2019
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James V
Brentwood, CA335 contributions
Great Museum
Sep. 2019
The home was built in 1787 by rev. Ranna Cossit who fled New Hampshire as a Empire Loyalist . The docents are dressed in period clothing and are very knowledgeable . One docent on the second floor is immensely funny with lots of interesting anecdotes. Don't miss this museum . Lots of history between the walls .
Written 18 September 2019
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Page1977
Fort Worth, TX1,110 contributions
First House.
Jul. 2019 • Couples
This was one of the first houses in Sydney. Built for/by a pastor. It is in very good condition in a beautiful neighborhood. Very pleasant walk.
Written 7 August 2019
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asiahand1
Florida392 contributions
House with a History
Jul. 2019
One of the first houses built for a pastor. It has artifacts from the period. Its stretch to call it a museum but then it costs just a couple of dollars to get in.
Written 5 August 2019
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edwinf1
Sydney, Australia235 contributions
1787 House
Jun. 2019 • Solo
Being the residence of the first Minister in town ,it is well preserved and looked after . The guides are very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to.
Written 26 July 2019
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Cossit House Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm