Lawrence House Museum

Lawrence House Museum, Maitland: Hours, Address, Lawrence House Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Lawrence House Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The area
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4.5
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Craig T
Roseburg, OR372 contributions
Closed after September 2.
Sep. 2019
Planned to stop at this museum, but it closed for the season on September 2, 2019. Heard good things about it from the locals, but go to see it as we went through Maitland.
Written September 24, 2019
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Julia M
Dundee, UK4 contributions
Hidden Gem! Absolutely fascinating!
Jun. 2019 • Solo
I stopped here on a bit of a whim at the end of a rainy day whilst driving through to Wolfville - what a fantastic decision this turned out to be!!! I was shown around the house for about an hour by Deborah the site manager. She was absolutely brilliant! She made the history of the house and the people who lived there come alive! It was fascinating to hear both about the ship building and political career of William Lawrence as well as about the architecture of the house (which was also his design) and about life in ~1870s Nova Scotia. Would highly recommend to those who enjoy a bit of local history - only wish I had longer to look around further!
Written July 1, 2019
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Michelle W
Manitoba, Canada6 contributions
Fabulous Tour!
Jun. 2019 • Family
We stopped here for something to do between tides at Burntcoat Head Park. We weren’t sure what to expect, but Deborah was our tour guide, and she did a fantastic job of making history come alive for us and our two children! She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the home and its owners, and even kept our extremely busy 8 year old son interested. We’ve toured several Victorian houses with our 18 year old daughter in the past, including ones in the southern US, and she agreed that this tour was the best one we’ve ever been on. Would not hesitate to go there again!
Written June 19, 2019
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mjarema
Lowell, MI149 contributions
Glad we stopped!
Jul. 2018 • Couples
Our B&B recommended this visit and we are glad we went! Our guide was very knowledgable and she tailored the tour to the hour we had before going rafting. Fascinating history.
Written July 14, 2018
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Jim B
Chester, Canada62 contributions
A Historic landmark.
Sep. 2017 • Couples
A truly fine experience of a beautiful shipbuilders home and life story of one of Nova Scotia's greatest ! Very good museum staff with superb knowledge of the life of William Lawerence the family and the ships he built and sailed around the world, a very exciting story of the life in rural Nova Scotia when ships help lead us as a prosperous community, not to be missed!
Written September 29, 2017
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Marcia V
Alliston, Ontario, Canada33 contributions
Take the time to visit well worth it
Aug. 2017 • Couples
We stopped in on the recommendation. Elizabeth is a walking encyclopedia for the home. We were planning only a short visit but stayed 90 minutes. We learned so much of the local history, well worth the time.
Written August 6, 2017
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Rowcliw2000
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada117 contributions
Lawrence House Museum
Jul. 2017 • Friends
This museum is directly across from the River Runners Rafting. It is an old Captains home and gives a presentation of the ship building days in this small town. It's worthwhile to drop in if you are driving by.
Written August 1, 2017
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Judy G
Indianapolis, IN85 contributions
Best spot to learn about early ship building while touring a prominent ship builders home
Sep. 2016 • Friends
Loved this museum. On our first visit, Elizabeth was our guide and she was terrific. Loved her stories about W D Lawrence, his family, his ships and his beautiful home. We did not have time to finish our tour, so we came back the next day and Art took us through the rest of the home. He, too, was terrific. He really knew about ship building and I really learned a lot. This Maitland area is beautiful and during W D Lawrence's time it was the home of many millionaires.
Written October 11, 2016
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gooilersLeduc
Sherwood Park, Canada513 contributions
Take the time to visit
Sep. 2016 • Couples
We were driving in the small town of Maitland and spotted this museum.We stopped just before closing one day.The lady and the man that were running it had no problem showing it to us.They stayed after the closing time just so we could tour it.The lady who was giving the tour knew her stuff.If you are ever in the area make an effort to stop you will not be disappointed .It shows the history of the area.
Written September 24, 2016
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Barbara F
Cerritos, CA636 contributions
Fantastic Tour!
Jul. 2016 • Couples
We visited many historic homes during our travels in the Maritimes. This was one of the best for a number of reasons. First, the guide was wonderful - she knew her stuff and was very engaging. Second, the items displayed in this house are directly related to the shipbuilder owner and his family, not just a collection of donations. The architecture is unique. We spent several hours here and enjoyed every minute!!
Written July 27, 2016
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Lawrence House Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.