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Memory Lane Heritage Village

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Address: 5435 Clam Harbour Road | Lake Charlotte, Halifax, Nova Scotia B0J 1Y0, Canada
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+1 877-287-0697
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Memory Lane Heritage Village is an award winning living history museum...

Memory Lane Heritage Village is an award winning living history museum depicting coastal rural life in Nova Scotia during the 1940s, including life during and after the Second World War.

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Succulent Seafood!

We visited during the annual Cold Waters Seafood Festival in June, when many of the local sea farmers are on-site serving up their super fresh seafood. Its a great time to meet... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
Erin353
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Dartmouth, Canada
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Dartmouth, Canada
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited during the annual Cold Waters Seafood Festival in June, when many of the local sea farmers are on-site serving up their super fresh seafood. Its a great time to meet the local sea farmers, chat to local residents and indulge in mussels, clams, oysters, fish, and of course lobster! Heritage Village staff were also demonstrating some traditional cooking... More 

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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

What a fun time we had learning to dig for clams with the fam! I have a whole new respect for the labour involved in harvesting these little guys. Our hosts were wonderful. We returned to tour this wonderful village and thoroughly enjoyed it. A hearty lunch of steamed clams, fresh bread made on site the old fashioned way, soup... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I stopped by for lunch with a friend - it was in character with the historic nature of the Village and the chef was charming and helpful. (Basically a bunk house canteen, with food, dishes, furnishings all in tune with the theme)

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The hand-on aspect of this attraction really appealed to my daughter and I. We read books in the schoolroom and tried out the antique typewriter. We played the pump organ in the sitting room and gave a sermon in the church. We lifted an ice block using the tongs and searched for gold in the prospector's shed. Learning about the... More 

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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this review

The hands-on aspect is what makes Memory Lane Heritage Village truly a "stroll back in time". Thanks for the review! More 

Kingston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Historical villages tend towards the 19th century and that's incredibly valid and fun. I loved that this property is about a more contemporary period. Each building has been saved from demolition and brought to the site, restored and appointed with fantastic ephemera. Motion sensors cause a soundcape relevant to the space to really make history come alive. And there are... More 

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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this review

Most of our buildings were indeed moved onto the site from the surrounding communities. The name Memory Lane Heritage Village came out of the fact that the site is within living memory of many of our visitors and members of the community. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking the time to write... More 

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I love a museum where you can touch things, and there are plenty of things you can touch and hold here. You can sit behind the desks in the school, you can climb inside the vintage Ford car, you can sound an alarm to warn against fog. The guide was helpful and full of informative snippets, but a little too... More 

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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this review

Giving a hands-on experience once inside the Village enhances the feel of stepping back in time. Our guides are volunteers from the local community who lived the life we portray. They are excited to share their knowledge and memories with visitors, and often especially so on event days like the Harmonica Festival. And our Cookhouse lunch is a often visitor... More 

Alameda, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We are staying in Dartmouth, where the early morning fog today was so thick we could hardly see across the street. It had lifted into a blue sky by noon when we reached Memory Lane village, but the weather may have kept the number of visitors low. It made the village even more attractive because it was so quiet and... More 

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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this review

We try to keep everything hands-on for our visitors, with no ropes or glass cases, so you really get the impression that you are taking a stroll back in time! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our site. We love hearing from visitors like you. More 

Waterloo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Easy for seniors to see the 18 locations in the compact village highlighting the 1940s. As you enter a site, like the kitchen, sound effects add to the atmosphere. There is a cookhouse with a menu but check the hours first. Very clean and informative.

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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this review

Our Cookhouse is currently open 11:30am to 3pm every day between June 15th and September 15th and serves traditional Cookhouse food made right on site. Thank you for taking the time to review our site! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We were on the final leg of our trip to the Canadian Maritimes and stopped at this location. I'm glad we did. Beautiful representations of a 1940's village. Old cars, old buildings, nice folks in period costumes. Stopped by the Cookhouse for some coffee and gingerbread. Forgot how hot the coffee stays in the tin cups. Also went into the... More 

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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this review

Very glad you were able to visit us on your trip to Nova Scotia! Thank you for taking the time to review our site More 

Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We stopped here and found a number of buildings depicting the 1940s. I could relate to some of the items and it is an interesting snapshot of life back than. It has a variety of buildings from garage, fisher mans shack, barn, house etc. it is easy to navigate and the people are very friendly. We did snack on a... More 

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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Memory Lane. The gingerbread is a tried and true recipe from the 1940s and is a favourite among our visitors. Thank you for taking the time to review our site! More 

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