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Jost House Museum

54 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1B7, Canada
+1 902-539-0366
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Charmingly quaint museum

One of Sydney's originally houses, preserved as a museum. Excellent and informative guide who told... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Vicky R
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Oldest house

Once the home of a prominent merchant, Jost Heritage House (c 1787). The museum features displays... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
thesteevesgroup
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Apopka, Florida
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The Jost House is the oldest house in Sydney Nova Scotia, built in 1786. We are open June 1st to October 29th and/or all cruise ship days. During your visit, a guide will give you a personal tour of our 1786 kitchen and the ground floor of the museum. The basement has been restored to the original 18th century kitchen. On the ground floor we have many historical Victorian artifacts in our bedroom, parlour, dining room and store. The upstairs portion of the house, added in 1910, has four different exhibit rooms to browse around in at your leisure. Our Hours in September and October are 10-4 Monday to Saturday but vary on cruise ship days. We are open on Sundays if a cruise ship is in port.
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

One of Sydney's originally houses, preserved as a museum. Excellent and informative guide who told the story of the family who originally owned the house. Stuffed full of exhibits of all kinds.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Once the home of a prominent merchant, Jost Heritage House (c 1787). The museum features displays on local marine life. A gift shop is on site with small antiques and collectibles as well as a variety of other souvenir items. Only a few dollars to...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

The cost is very little (CDN$3.00) to see this museum and it won’t take long. You can have a guided tour or just wander yourself. I had a bit of both. My guide was good, also funny. He told us how certain sayings came to...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This house is well worth the cost, and, with the Cossit House should not be missed. It is full of period antiques.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

A very well preserved old home. The guide downstairs provided detailed information about the original owners and their family life and lifestyle. The upstairs guide was equally informative and quite passionate about the Josts and their occupancy of the house. Definitely worth the trip. Entrance...More

Thank Sheryl S
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

I enjoyed the Jost House Museum. We had the choice to have a guide or wander by ourselves. It was the same price, which was dirt cheap. In most of the rooms there was always someone clothed like in the past and they truly talked...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Visiting this house was part of our walking tour. The house itself is very interesting, crammed with artifacts and information. But the best part, which makes it stand out in my mind from the MANY historical home tours I have been on, was the guides,...More

Thank lotsagoldens
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Jost H, Manager at Jost House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We met some fella cruise ship passengers and they told us that a visit to Jost was special because of the one woman who gave them a tour. They were right. this is a fabulous old house with a tour guide with a sense of...More

Thank Brienbut
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Jost H, Manager at Jost House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thanks for the good words. We enjoy meeting all the people and hope everyone enjoys their visit.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

$3 entry including a guided tour from a knowledgable guide. Fascinating insight into history, who built the house, what they invented, who lived here and origins of various sayings. Well worth a visit.

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Jost H, Manager at Jost House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

House from 1786. Great way to see how the old mariners and families lived. From the basement top stairs you get a tour by one of the informative personnel well worth the time.

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Jessica M
21 November 2015|
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Response from Jost H | Property representative |
Thank You for your question! We charge an admission of $3 for adults. Children under 12 are free. All admissions go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the property.
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