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McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre

Opens in 20 min: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Visit to Pictou

Great stop in the Pictou area. The staff is very helpful and friendly. There is also a centre where... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2015
Halifax, Canada
Brimming with History

The Doctor who settled here some 200 years ago was quite a Scholar and was impressed with Him... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2015
Halifax, Canada
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12 Aug 2018
“Interesting & Authentic 19th Century Home of McCulloch - Founder of Pictou Academy ; Fully Equipped Genealogy Centre”
21 Dec 2017
“Well worth a visit.”
Beginning in 1773, hundreds of ships carrying thousands of Scottish immigrants began arriving at Pictou Harbour, Nova Scotia, Dr. Thomas McCulloch, came ashore in 1805 and soon found himself leading a monumental change in the lives of 19thcentury...more
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86 & 100 Haliburton Road | Nova Scotia, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
+1 902-485-4563
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

McCulloch House is an authentic representation of the home of one of Pictou's most acclaimed citizens in the 19th Century . He not only founded & ran Pictou Academy in its 'hay-day' ; he also went on to be the first president of Dalhousie U....More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

The House is well maintained and tells the story of Rev. Thomas MacCulloch and his efforts to establish Pictou Academy. The Centre is a treasure trove for persons interested in researching their Scottish history.

3  Thank candpmackay
Reviewed June 19, 2017

This maybe a good site for local grammar school children but had very little to offer for adult history buffs. I felt like we were a burden to the guide who had very poor knowledge of the site.More

Thank Mary S
Michelle D, Manager at McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

I'm very sorry to hear that the guide was not more helpful. We will provide more training and advice for the summer staff so that they are more knowledgeable about the site prior to conducting tours. The interpretive panels were designed to provide a more...More

Reviewed September 15, 2016

We made a special trip to see this attraction and it was the biggest waste of money for any attraction that we saw in our two week tour of the East .It had no old artifacts to look at.All it had was cardboard signs with...More

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Michelle D, Manager at McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Thank your for your feedback. We are in the process of discussing new interpretation & exhibitions for the House and your comments are important to us. The family of NS Museums invested a lot of money and time in to developing the panels a number...More

Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

A perfect spot to research your family tree or just looking up historical facts. The staff are friendly and helpfull and the information is plentiful. A tour of the old house is a walk in the past. Extremely informative and the attention to detail is...More

4  Thank Peter F
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Did not go into the museum part but did stop in to the adjacent archives building to do some research on the MacKenzie ancestry. The people in the arcives couldn't have been more friendly or helpful and went out of their way to help us...More

3  Thank tom646
Reviewed July 24, 2015

Was recommend to come here a few weeks back from this lady at the Hector. The house is stunning from the outside, and even better on the inside. The tour guide took us around and told us about the stuff inside. Panels and rooms were...More

2  Thank shannhugo440
Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great stop in the Pictou area. The staff is very helpful and friendly. There is also a centre where you can research family genealogy. Lots of resources and interesting information !

3  Thank stanlie3
Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Nice little house but nothing to it. Wasn't even worth the modest $5 entrance fee. There was virtually no furniture and appliances. And the few things that were there weren't original to Dr. McCulloch. For example, they had a top hat on display because he...More

Thank tshep42
Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Doctor who settled here some 200 years ago was quite a Scholar and was impressed with Him starting Public Education here in the province. The Home is beautifully restored and so much to see.

4  Thank dgg123
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