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Cossit House Museum

75 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1B8, Canada
+1 902-539-1572
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Historic house

The Cossit House has been restored to how it would have been when it was first built with no... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vicky R
Winchester, United Kingdom
Fun to see the past

Built in 1787 this home belonged to Reverend Ranna and Thankful Cossit plus their six children... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
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75 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1B8, Canada
+1 902-539-1572
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Cossit House has been restored to how it would have been when it was first built with no electric lighting. The guide was knowledgable and interesting.

Thank Vicky R
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Built in 1787 this home belonged to Reverend Ranna and Thankful Cossit plus their six children. For CDN$2.00 you’ll learn about the family and the way of life in the 18th century. The friendly staff are dressed in the period costume. When you enter, there...More

Thank TravellerKitchener
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This house, full of period furnishings and local artifacts, is a treat to visit because the docents, husband and wife, dress and act the part. They will keep you laughing with their tales from the past and keep you interested in all of the "Modern"...More

Thank amarilloannie
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We wandered into the house as part of our cruise ship stop. Good information and caretaker quite willing to share information. Slightly expensive for what is provided, but also understand that they need to raise funds to keep the house going.

Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 27 October 2017

House and furnishings are in good condition and give an idea what it was like to live back then. The costumed guides, who never break their first-person role-playing, especially "the nosey neighbor" were a treat. Not much better to see in Sydney when coming on...More

Thank djhohman
Reviewed 26 October 2017

As soon as we entered this edifice, we paid our fees and we were guided to the basement. There was a man clothed as in the past and he was telling stories from the past. He had lots of artifacts. The basement was the only...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Be prepared to learn a lot about Cape Breton history by touring the oldest house there. Guides in period costume who assume the identities of a very interesting family of loyalists who fled New Hampshire (OK, that is weird history for Americans -- but we...More

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

$2 entry per person. A lovely house from the outside and interesting facts with lots to see inside. The guide was informative and helpful. A little slice of history

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

A wonderful period house to explore on a rainy afternoon. Costumed staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Stepping back a few centuries in time ... fascinating!

Thank Dorothy T
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Built in 1787, this house is in very good condition with all the old furniture etc and shows how the minister and his wife lived in the day. One of the oldest homes in Sydney

Thank gread2016
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30 October 2015|
Response from PETER S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I think that TripAdvisor has sent this to the wrong person. I merely visited the house as a tourist and do not run taxi tours!