Prescott House Museum

Prescott House Museum, Port Williams: Address, Phone Number, Prescott House Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Prescott House Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Gardens
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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infoT8943ZI
Kentville, Canada24 contributions
Take yourself back in history
Jul. 2018 • Friends
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.
Written December 10, 2018
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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!
Written June 13, 2019
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Stevethearchitect
Benfleet, UK377 contributions
Good guided tour
Sep. 2018 • Couples
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!
Written September 30, 2018
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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!
Written October 6, 2018
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Jan A
Las Vegas, NV60 contributions
A View of the past!!
Aug. 2018
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!!
Written August 15, 2018
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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.
Written October 6, 2018
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CrownVictoria
Middleton, Canada162 contributions
Wonderful home to enjoy
Aug. 2018 • Friends
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.
Written August 13, 2018
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We're thrilled you enjoyed our house and grounds! Thank you for visiting!
Written October 6, 2018
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fishingdavep
Ottawa, Canada193 contributions
Very distinctive Georgian home
Jun. 2018 • Couples
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.
Written July 29, 2018
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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!
Written October 6, 2018
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Mauriel J
Sparta, United States10 contributions
The Story of Generations
Jul. 2018 • Couples
This is a fine example of a Georgian home, and its builder contributed to the apple growing in the Annapolis Valley. The house interprets the whole history of the family who built it, sold it, eventually got it back when a great-granddaughter reacquired it after years of neglect, and the history that each generation made.
Written July 24, 2018
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We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the house and its history!
Written October 6, 2018
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Melissa B
Port Williams, Canada67 contributions
Excellent Children’s Programming
Jul. 2017 • Family
Over the summer my kids went to a children’s program at the Prescott House. They had a wonderful time, staff where friendly and patient. Our local museums are a treasure to be explore. Unplug your family and add a visit to Prescott House to your summer list!
Written December 2, 2017
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pleased970
Canning, Canada25 contributions
The best museum to see a Georgian mansion and early agriculture in Canada
Jul. 2017 • Friends
The furniture, beautiful rose gardens, and history of early settlers are amazing. Tour guides are knowledgeable and kind. Tabes are set for dinner with authentic period china from England where Charles Prescott was born, apple farmer extraordinaire. No line ups, quiet and peaceful property.
Written November 9, 2017
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6491
Ontario176 contributions
Great staff help to bring this house alive
Sep. 2017 • Family
A good intact Georgian house interesting furniture and fittings. Situated in a remote area but a have to see if you're a history buff. Knowledgable friendly staff. Enjoyed my visit.
Written October 11, 2017
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Gary S
Kalamazoo County, MI152 contributions
9 days in NS
Aug. 2017 • Couples
Had some time and signs led us out in the country to this place. It is a beautiful home with local flavor. They took the time to give us a tour which is helpful. Worth the ride out and for seniors it is about $3.00 each.
Written August 10, 2017
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