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Life in 18th Century Nova Scotia

Follow Nova Scotia’s Lighthouse Route along the scenic South Shore, where the past is a part of everyday life, and take a trip back in time.

Explore the open spaces and hidden places at Historic Perkins House Museum. Operated for the Nova Scotia Museum by the Queens County Historical Society, Perkins House Museum is the perfect place to discover local history.


  • Perkins House will reopen Tuesday, June 7.
  • Our hours will be Monday through Saturday from 9:30 to 5pm and Sunday 1 to 5pm.
  • Even though things will be a wee bit different this year, with having to include the Covid health protocols, know how much we look forward to your visit.  As you step through the door and into a warm, inviting, and welcoming atmosphere, get ready for a wonderful and engaging experience.  We have some old and some new to share with you.  Welcome Back! 
  • Check out our Know before you go page for all our COVID-19 safety information