Simeon Perkins

Perkins House Exterior

To Our Visitors  

Perkins House Museum will be closed for the 2016 season due to structural issues. Our top priority is to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.

Interpretation of the site will be provided free of charge by staff at the adjacent Queen’s County Museum, 109 Main Street, Liverpool, NS. Please Note: Admission fees apply for visitors wishing to tour the whole museum. For further information go to or call (902) 354-4058.

Communities, Culture and Heritage staff are working in partnership with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal to ensure that the Nova Scotia Museum’s heritage buildings are preserved according to the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada. We understand and appreciate public concerns over the closure of this site and are working to address these issues.  We will continue to communicate any changes on the status of the museum through this website.

Who We Are

A Colonial Treasure

This house was built in 1766 for Simeon Perkins, merchant, judge and Member of the Assembly. Perkins was best known for the remarkable diary he kept.

Some of the accounts in his diary provide vivid details of:

  • Everyday life in a colonial town
  • Process of building of his house, now the Perkins House Museum
  • His family's smallpox inoculation

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