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Quaker House

57 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 1C3, Canada
+1 902-464-2253
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Historic house

Situated in Downtown Dartmouth, Quaker House is an historic venue, within walking distance of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CarolynV52
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Dartmouth, Canada
A little-known piece of local history

Few realize the roll played by Quakers in the local history of and European settling of Dartmouth... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
WintergreenFarm
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Nova Scotia
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The only surviving home of the original Quaker whalers who settled in Dartmouth in 1785 at the end of the American Revolution. One of only twelve Quaker homes built in Nova Scotia.
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57 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 1C3, Canada
Dartmouth Centre
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated in Downtown Dartmouth, Quaker House is an historic venue, within walking distance of the Ferry Terminal or buses.

Thank CarolynV52
DHMuseum, Visitor Services Officer at Quaker House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Few realize the roll played by Quakers in the local history of and European settling of Dartmouth. Touring this small, well preserved house will take you back to the 1700's and early European settlement and the whaling industry of this period. Open only during the...More

Thank WintergreenFarm
DHMuseum, Visitor Services Officer at Quaker House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 20 September 2016

Very knowledgeable tour guide who was very charming and made everyone feel comfortable. Never knew this place existed but it was a very pleasant surprise.

1  Thank CherylAnn550
DHMuseum, Visitor Services Officer at Quaker House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear you had a great visit.

Reviewed 5 September 2016

We visited the Quaker House at a bad time. We tried to go and found they close for lunch for an hour. When we got there there were at least 20 children running absolutely wild in there, jumping on the furniture, touching everything. Whoever thought...More

Thank dtf505
DHMuseum, Visitor Services Officer at Quaker House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Thank you for your review and your feedback.

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Seriously, though. Our tour guide (didn't catch his name) knew an uncomfortable amount about the Quakers despite not being a Quaker himself. It's a very well maintained museum and we learnt a lot about Quakers. The tour didn't take long at all (maybe thirty minutes?)...More

1  Thank Benjamin_and_Serena
DHMuseum, Visitor Services Officer at Quaker House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you had a great tour!

Reviewed 12 November 2015

Does not take long to tour this tiny historic Dartmouth home. Friendly tour guide. Just across the street from the Dartmouth café two if By Sea. Only takes less than 30 minutes to visit.

Thank KAnthony13
DHMuseum, Visitor Services Officer at Quaker House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 13 September 2015

This guided tour conducted by staff in Quaker period 1780s dress, explores a wealthy whale merchant and his family’s home. Lots of information here for adults and children.

1  Thank MarJan6861
DHMuseum, Visitor Services Officer at Quaker House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 13 August 2015

I have lived, worked and played in Dartmouth for much of my life and have never taken the opportunity to visit this lovely little museum. For $2 I was very pleasantly surprised with the great tour we received. It only takes approx 20 min, however...More

3  Thank NS_travel_nut
DHMuseum, Visitor Services Officer at Quaker House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thank you for your review! Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. The admission cost is now $5.00, but free for members and children under 12.

Reviewed 29 July 2015

We live in Dartmouth and is so often case you don't often visit the museums in your hometown. I went to the Quaker House a few years ago with my sons school class trip. There I discovered a long lost relative whom we knew about...More

1  Thank Coalminersdaughter
DHMuseum, Visitor Services Officer at Quaker House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thank you for your review. What a great discovery!

Reviewed 27 July 2015

If you like small house type museums the Quaker House in Dartmouth is worth visiting. This is a chapter of Canadian and local Dartmouth history that I did not know. Quakers, Nantucket Whalers and one of the oldest dwellings still existing in the area (1764?)....More

1  Thank Edurehab
DHMuseum, Visitor Services Officer at Quaker House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thank you for your review! Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you back in the future. The admission cost is now $5.00, but free for members and children under 12.

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