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Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum

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Unbelievable view and excellent exhibits - what could be better

The exhibits are all genuine, giving the feeling of life at sea or on land in times past. Staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jerusalem, Israel
Cool Place to Visit

We took a chance to visit Ottawa House on the Bay of Fundy. It was well worth the trip. It is run... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Alberta Canada
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1155 Whitehall Rd, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are all genuine, giving the feeling of life at sea or on land in times past. Staff loves to tell the stories and answer questions. And fantastic coffee house after the tour!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GiudittaGerusalemme
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We took a chance to visit Ottawa House on the Bay of Fundy. It was well worth the trip. It is run by kind-heart local people and provides some fascinating history, especially if you walk through the old rooms

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CanadianBadger
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We happened upon Ottawa House by accident on the hunt for lighthouses on a recent visit to Parrsboro, NS. The location was a complete surprise to us. I appreciated the history of this house which was the summer home of Sir Charles Tupper amongst others....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PaulaCopeland
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We went here today for a great tour so much history in the building. Loved the tour and everything we seen and heard. Donations are accepted. It's all done by volunteers so a must.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Oilsandsgal
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I love looking at antiques and historic buildings, and imagining the people who lived there and used the items. This is just the place for taking you back in time. It is right on the shore of the ocean as well, with lots of pretty...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Miranda D
Reviewed 30 August 2018

It is wonderful to see all the work the volunteers have done with the Ottawa House. Our family used to stay here in the fifties and I am happy to see that the building has been cared for. Thank you to Mr. Gilbert for a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank coast_to_coast_250
Reviewed 29 August 2018

My wife and I stopped here in August on our 2018 cross country road trip and enjoyed the train exhibit that was featured when we arrived. This museum has lots pf parking and interesting exhibits. We were impressed with the staff who provided a good...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 12 August 2018

A great little free museum of a local family with loads of interesting items throughout the house. The staff is very friendly, the views are great, and well worth a voluntary small donation. We spent about an hour here, plenty of things to read &...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DiverMom18
Reviewed 5 August 2018

A good way to spend a rainy afternoon. Entry is only a voluntary donation and you will get a guided tour of the house and some history on the entire area

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Miller_Robert
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We were given a guided tour of Prime Minister Sir Charles Tupper's summer home by the charming Mr. Gilbert. There was so much to see, so many lovely rooms of heritage furniture, clothing, and much more. The views are spectacular! Homemade strawberry shortcake for $5....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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