Learn about 18th century life in Sydney, Nova Scotia with a visit to Cossit House Museum.
Cossit House is a designated heritage site. It is located on Charlotte Street and is listed on Sydney’s walking tour.
- A birthing room.
- Antique children’s toys.
- Museum staff in period costume.
- A charming attic to daydream in.
- Demonstrations of traditional skills like candle-making, lace-making and butter-churning.
- A garden to explore.
- Neo-classical Georgian architecture.
The home’s structure is made from wood brought in from New England. The architecture is neo-classical Georgian.
It was built in 1787 and was the home of Reverend Ranna Cossit, the first Anglican Minister of Sydney, and his family.
The home is furnished with 18th century pieces. The museum staff dressed in period costume demonstrate traditional skills like candle-making, lace-making and butter-churning.
The museum is open whenever a cruise ship is in port.
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