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Jost House Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Very Interesting

Sydney's two historic homes, the Jost House and the Cossit house are manned by volunteers who will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlottetown, Canada
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Super piece of history

Very good host at the Jost House full of interesting anecdotes about the history of the place... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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
+1 902-539-0366
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All reviews the kitchen great tour shoulder season great displays non cruise piece of history tour guide well worth the visit little gem few dollars in town cruise ship basement costumes artifacts information jay
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sydney's two historic homes, the Jost House and the Cossit house are manned by volunteers who will share extensive knowledge of the dwellings and of the town of Sydney with you. We were told to listen and walk out for a ghost upstairs! That made...More

Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Very good host at the Jost House full of interesting anecdotes about the history of the place. Well worth the visit.

Thank sandsh0912
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Just a couple minutes walk from the big fiddle. It's the oldest home in Sydney with lots of photos and exhibits. Well worth the visit.

Thank Maureen D
Reviewed August 8, 2018

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 August 13, 2018

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 July 26, 2018

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 July 25, 2018 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 johnbyl50
Reviewed July 24, 2018

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 July 20, 2018

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

Thank lnt319
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
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Jessica M
November 21, 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.