Dartmouth Heritage Museum

Nova Scotia

An eclectic collection of local artifacts is displayed at this museum in Evergreen House, the former home of folklorist Helen Creighton, who traversed the province in the early 20th century recording stories and songs. Tickets include same-day admission to the 1786 Quaker House.

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1. Quaker House


Built in 1786 by Quaker whalers from Nantucket who fled the American Revolution, Quaker House is the oldest surviving house in the Halifax area. Admission…

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4. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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5. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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6. City Hall

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7. St George's Round Church

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8. Little Dutch Church

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