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Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum

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Self guided tour...so many artifacts to check out

The house is perched up over the beach, with a beautiful view of Minas Basin and the rising tides... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ancaster, Canada
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Great sites

We were there in November and it was closed but the sites were great. You can still drive around... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
Darren B
Halifax, Canada
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1155 Whitehall Rd, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0, Canada
+1 902-254-2376
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to Earl for an amazing tour of this museum. The personal stories he shared along with the history of the area were entertaining and breathed life into the Facts!. The museum has ensured access to the Local Story with story boards on the main...More

Thank Dorothy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The house is perched up over the beach, with a beautiful view of Minas Basin and the rising tides. The first floor of the museum had an area with displays explaining the local history, and the history of the house. Volunteer guides were happy to...More

Thank adrienneh123
Reviewed 29 May 2018

So much to see and learn in this historic home. The staff were friendly and there were multiple theme rooms to explore and learn from.

Thank Darlene M
Reviewed 24 November 2017

We were there in November and it was closed but the sites were great. You can still drive around and enjoy the view. So if your close it's worth a look.

Thank Darren B
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

.....though trek to get to! Lots of locally donated antiques history of the Acadians, local indigenous people & the local habitants. Amazing vista’s across the Minas Basin

Thank Drewzz2
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The theme of this museum was based on a local man's life journey. There was a significant collection of memorabilia throughout the property. There is no admission charge. They do accept donations.

Thank Cheri W
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We mainly came here for the beach, absolutely gorgeous, even in the pouring rain! Walk all the way to the end and watch the tides and fog rolling in. It was pretty amazing scenery. We were too wet to go inside the museum.

Thank Rose S
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Original old hotel transformed over the years and once owned by Sir Charles Tupper. The house has been renovated and stabilized by a volunteer board and offers an insight into the summer home life of Tupper and his family as well as offering a comprehensive...More

Thank fishingdavep
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This place is really quaint and offer the most fantastic view. If anyone is looking to do some research they have a genealogical corner which can be helpful. The Ottawa house is fun to visit.

Thank delcial2017
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Without a doubt one of the finest community run museums in Atlantic Canada. A most for any history buff as Sir Charles Tupper's summer retreat is carefully curated with an amazing assortment of historical artifacts. Don't miss it if you are in the region.

Thank DGL1
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