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Charlotte Lane

People drive from Halifax to eat here, and rave about it; evening reservations are highly recommended. Swiss chef Roland Glauser is constantly revising an extensive, annotated wine list to accompany his ever-changin…
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Black Loyalist Heritage Centre

Birchtown's Black Loyalist Heritage Centre and museum was moved to its shiny new facility in 2015, 7km outside town, on the site of what was Canada's largest free African settlement in the 1780s. The museum offers a…
Museum in Shelburne

Ross-Thomson House

Built in 1784, Ross-Thomson House belonged to well-to-do Loyalist merchants who arrived in Shelburne from Cape Cod. Furniture, paintings and original goods from the store are on display. The house is surrounded by a…
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Bean Dock

Grab a wooden table overlooking the bay for coffee, grilled sandwiches and light mains, from fish cakes to sun-dried tomato pasta salad. The giant Adirondack chair out front is worth chatting about.
Museum in Shelburne

Dory Shop Museum

Shelburne dories (small open boats once used for fishing from a mother schooner) are still made to order at the Dory Shop Museum for use as lifeboats.
Museum in Shelburne

Shelburne County Museum

A c 1787 Loyalist house is now the Shelburne County Museum. It has a collection of Loyalist furnishings, displays on the history of the local fishery, and a small collection of Mi'kmaw artifacts.