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Very interesting look at history

A real value for the money. Six dollars Canadian. Very informative and a fun little tour. Only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hot Springs
Heritage home

Was great seeing this heritage home.The student volunteer gave us a great tour and history of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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...more
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54 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1B7, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A real value for the money. Six dollars Canadian. Very informative and a fun little tour. Only comment I would make negative is one of most tour guides felt the need to give us her negative viewpoints on American politics. It was uncomfortable.More

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Jost H, Manager at Jost House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We thank you for your review. We are sorry about the negative comment. It was not meant to be offensive and we apologize for the reference. We appreciate our neighbors from the USA and are very happy that you come to visit us at our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was great seeing this heritage home.The student volunteer gave us a great tour and history of the home.Short walk from esplanade.Well worth stopping in to see.

Thank Donna K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the earliest houses in Sydney which is enthusiastically run by the Old Sydney Society and packed with lots of memorabilia, photographs, and other historical items spanning many years of of living in Sydney. A couple minute walk from the cruise ships.

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The person who walked us through the house provided us with insights on the house itself and original owner, as well as the history and commercial enterprises in both the early days and current times in Sydney.

Thank William A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! Don't be fooled by the small and unassuming exterior of this house. The interior is jam-packed with a lot of authentic historic items. Be sure to ask for Kenneth as your guide. This young man knew everything there was to know and enthusiastically shared...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

A small museum of the oldest house in Sydney. A very nice tour with a knowledgeable guide. I’m glad we stumbled upon this museum while on a walking around downtown. Many things were closed because of no ferry I. The port and being that it...More

Thank York130
Reviewed January 17, 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.

Thank Vicky R
Reviewed December 30, 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

Thank thesteevesgroup
Reviewed November 4, 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

1  Thank TravellerKitchener
Reviewed October 31, 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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Jessica M
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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.