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Address: 230 Saint George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
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Really interesting slice of life and architecture

Great history shown in the architecture of this building. I'd like to have seen more signage, but the docents were helpful.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nunya-from-NS
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Wick, United Kingdom
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Wick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great history shown in the architecture of this building. I'd like to have seen more signage, but the docents were helpful.

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The Canadian Heritage site is a welcome surprise and a bit different of a view into the structures built on Canadian soil in the early 1700s. It's a bit cramped for myself being tall. The information on the boards around the self-guided museum is informative and bilingual. We didn't do the ghost stories as there were people downstairs sitting watching... More 

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Thank Brad T
York, Maine
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Sinclair Inn is a small museum that has shows features of construction methods and some of hand tools of period. There is also a video of the ghosts of inn. This was interesting but, is located in fieldstone basement area and bit musty. Museum basically self guided and is free will donation. We did not spend a long time (about... More 

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Thank SK20142014
Halifax Region, Canada
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

The man outside will show you how to make axe handles, inside learn more about how houses were constructed in the early 1700's. Might freak you out walking over glass floors (to show you the basement/construction). In the basement you will find "ghosts" (videos of townsfolk from the past shown in the crawl space)

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Thank Jahs595
nova scotia
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

We left a donation but the museum is free. It's an awesome spot that shows construction techniques from Acadian times (early 1700s) and was truly interesting. It's a well done small museum and worth your time. It doesn't take long to go through.

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Thank hallyns
Norfolk
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Local volunteers have used this historic house to give you a chance to see construction methods through the years. You can also watch well presented videos telling the story of previous occupants

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Thank NorfolkSpinone
Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We were walking by and warmly greeted by the guide. He gave a few minute talk about the history and the concept of opening the walls and floors rather than restoring. Then you do a self guided walk along the main floor. Quick, interesting and free. Take the time to stop.

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Thank HeatherJ902
Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

This is an old masonic Building and the night we went to it it was part of the Haunted Town tours. they had Actors playing the roles of some of Nova Scotia Ghost Stories from the area and it was a lot of fun.

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Denison, Texas
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

This house, built in 1710, was an inn for over 200 years. It is in unrestored shape and shows the construction methods used in the early 18th century.

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Thank frogcarguy
New Ross, Canada
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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Nice Museum with an interesting history lots of information boards and videos like, great knowledgeable staff. Makes for a great quick visit. Free will admission. I would recommend the Sinclair Museum, if you are looking to hear about an interesting peice of history right in Annapolis.

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