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Prescott House Museum

Port Williams, Canada
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About Prescott House Museum
Come calling at “Acacia Grove”, an elegant Georgian house in the picturesque Annapolis Valley. Here, horticulturalist Charles Prescott cultivated Nova Scotia’s apple industry from 1811 to 1859.
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infoT8943ZI wrote a review Dec. 2018
Kentville, Canada24 contributions4 helpful votes
Loved having the chance to re-visit this amazing old property. Having the chance to wander through the gardens before and after touring the house. The house is maintained fairly well for it's age, each room filled with period pieces of furniture and decor - many from the homes previous owners. you can wander through on your own or have one of the staff take you through and provide lots of interesting stories and background on the house and it owners over the many years.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Margrete K, Senior Heritage Interpreter at Prescott House Museum
Responded Jun. 13, 2019
We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! We're now opened for the 2019 season, and the grounds and garden are starting to shape up!
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Stevethearchitect wrote a review Sep. 2018
Benfleet, United Kingdom377 contributions112 helpful votes
The guided tour was just for the two of us, so very personal and well worth doing. The history of the house and how its use changed over the years before returning to its former glory was well worth knowing. The guide was very open about what was original and what was from the same period. That’s a nice, honest touch. The ONLY downside is there was no cafe or even a chance of a coffee - but there were washrooms!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Kristy T, Heritage Interpreter at Prescott House Museum
Responded Oct. 6, 2018
We loving giving guided tours to two, or one, or as many as we can! So glad you enjoyed the experience and delighted to hear you'd like to stay longer to enjoy a warm drink. We will have to see what we can do in the future. Thanks for visiting Prescott House Museum!
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Jan A wrote a review Aug. 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada60 contributions29 helpful votes
Was driving to Wolfville, saw signs for the Museum and decided to stop. It was a great choice! This is a historic home of the area. It is very inexpensive, $3.90 for adults!! A whole family is only $8.65 a real bargain! It was neat to see a piece of history. It seems the house was saved in the 1930's by the grand daughter of the Prescotts. It makes you think how many historic buildings have just been demolished just because it was easier to knock them down or someone wants the land for a strip mall!! There are little treasure like this everywhere, but they too will be gone unless we take the time to STOP, VISIT and support them! Seeing a picture of history is one thing, experiencing it first hand is totally different. Don't take that experience away from future generations!! Take the time....STOP and ENJOY History!!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Kristy T, Heritage Interpreter at Prescott House Museum
Responded Oct. 6, 2018
We are so thrilled you took the time to stop by and enjoy our museum! Feel free to stop by again for a visit, or to simply enjoy the grounds and stroll through our beautiful gardens.
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CrownVictoria wrote a review Aug. 2018
Middleton, Canada169 contributions73 helpful votes
My mother and I visited this beautiful museum that her father had brought me to 32 years ago. The staff member who met us at the door was Incredible! She took us on a detailed tour and showed us all the levels while talking of the history - really made for a pleasant afternoon. The grounds are lovely for a stroll or picnic and the house is simply lovely. A perfect way to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Kristy T, Heritage Interpreter at Prescott House Museum
Responded Oct. 6, 2018
We're thrilled you enjoyed our house and grounds! Thank you for visiting!
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fishingdavep wrote a review Jul. 2018
Ottawa, Canada195 contributions128 helpful votes
Set back off a secondary road East of Williams Port, the house is a god example of late Georgian architecture and a colonial estate. It is not as large as other prominent homes but is a bit unique in its design. It is furnished in mostly period effects with interesting displays. it is a quiet place with no crowds and ample free parking. The garden is pleasant but smaller than its counterparts in other great houses but is worth a stroll. We visited on a rainy June afternoon and had an individual guided tour. Probably not of interest to children.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Kristy T, Heritage Interpreter at Prescott House Museum
Responded Oct. 6, 2018
Thank you so much for visiting and enjoying our museum! We're so glad to hear you appreciated the style and displays. If you were wanting to bring any children to the property, our grounds are perfect for a picnic or stroll. Inside the house, we have some materials available for children and we adapt our guided tours accordingly. Thanks again for visiting!
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