Ross Farm Museum
Ross Farm Museum
4.5
Farms • History Museums
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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We take you back to a simpler time where the oxen are seen working in the fields and the sound of a rooster can be heard around the farm! Experience farming as it was all across Nova Scotia by spending a day here that the whole family will enjoy! For the few hours you spend at Ross Farm you don’t just experience Nova Scotia’s farming history, you live it!
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Elizabeth M
Wylie, TX92 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Very interesting. Lots of different farm buildings, some with friendly and knowledgeable staff that explain and/ or demonstrate various things. Wagon ride is great too and driver tells about farm and assorted out buildings and is very friendly.
Written October 12, 2022
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Paul
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada23 contributions
Aug. 2021
Great to have Ross Farm open again for everyone and families. Nice to chat with the knowledgeable costumed interpreters around the farm. Watching the barrel maker, blacksmith, farmer store clerk and young lady chatting up Captain Ross homestead.
We enjoy the horse pull wagon ride and stories by the wagon driver about the beginning of the farm estate. Nice half day visiting the farm and seeing the live farm animals like sheep, calf, horses, chickens, hogs and ducks.
Written August 8, 2021
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HenriettandRalph
New Glasgow, Canada33 contributions
Sep. 2020
Fascinating to see how our ancestors may have lived a hundred years ago. The old equipment on display is a reminder that necessity and function do not always have to be complicated. Have been here several years back and still enjoyed the experience.

The animals are great especially the use of oxen in farm work. The staff dressed in period costume and performing tasks which are no longer everyday - is a great lesson for anyone.

Would be a great place to bring the grand-children.
Written September 12, 2020
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DownEast47
Finger Lakes, NY213 contributions
Oct. 2019
In Oct 2019 we visited Ross Farm Museum, particularly due to its connection with the History Channel's "The Curse of Oak Island" and the numerous visits made to the farm to date objects found on Oak Island. Unfortunately the "go to" person at the Blacksmith Shop was on a lunch break when we arrived. However we spent a lot of time chatting with the barrel maker; very interesting. The entire property - being a living history museum - is very impressive. We took the wagon ride, visited the different buildings, viewed the exhibits when we first entered and overall had an enjoyable few hours. Being autumn, the gardens and fields were dormant but we expected that. It's a definite must-see when you're in the area!!
Written March 14, 2020
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MP0721
Bridgetown, Canada108 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Family
We didn't realize it before going but the museum is having their family days over Labour day weekend. We got to write with a quill, pull taffy, stamp leather, and milk a cow. The staff are always engaging and informative. They are wonderful with children and make a strong effort to get them involved. We have a pass to Nova Scotia Museums so we went a few times this summer. The great thing is, since it's a working farm, even if you return a couple days later, there will be something different.
Written September 1, 2019
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100brucebrown
Charlottetown, Canada93 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
Beautiful property. Wonderful staff answering all my questions in great detail. The gentleman in the woodshop was especially knowledgeable.
Written August 23, 2019
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Oxwood-Farm
Berwick, ME735 contributions
Jul. 2019
I have for years wanted to visit the Ross Farm Museum, and on a two week trip to Nova Scotia and PEI, it finally happened. It was well worth the time and effort to visit. First of all I had a real interest in their use of oxen and draft horses, especially being used on the farm. I was also interested in seeing their blacksmith shop and location where they do actual ox shoeing. Furthermore, I was pleased to meet their ox teamster and other interpreters and hear first hand how things work at the farm. The quality of the grounds, the animals, the buildings and exhibits were all well worth the effort to visit the facility.
Written August 8, 2019
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal21,473 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Family
Our day trip with the family and the children to New Ross, this to make a visit of the “Ross Farm”.
This day trip was for us as adults a step back in time, and for the children a fine day of exploring and playing in the open air museum who is an living, working, and farm depicting over 150 years of agriculture in Nova Scotia.
This single family farm was granted by Captain William Ross, the fine thing is that this farm is still being farmed with Oxen this means on the same way as they did in the late 1800, and besides of this all there are still allot of things to see and to be explored. This is a location not only good for adults but especially for children, we loved this expierience.
Written July 24, 2019
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Seth M
Barre, VT225 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
We hit Ross Farm on the hottest day of the year thus far and had a great visit. There weren’t many visitors due to the heat and we pretty much had the place to ourselves.

Our family loves historic villages/farms and this museum didn’t disappoint. The installations are authentic and historically accurate. The costumed interpreters are friendly and knowledgeable and spent good time talking with us despite the heat (94F).

The gift shop barn is impressive and I recommend considering purchasing some of the items made on the farm.

We took the wagon ride as well and enjoyed a nice slow tour of the farm property.

There are great places to picnic so bring some food and enjoy a pleasant country picnic during your visit.

We didn’t get to see it as we visited during the week, but there is a farm market there on Saturday that seems promising.
Written July 5, 2019
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David H
Winnipeg, Canada74 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Couples
Ross Farm Museum is one of a kind, whether you want to watch oxen in the garden or take a hay ride, see lots of scenery. Its a great place to spend 3 hours or so, walk around, enjoy farm life
Written March 28, 2019
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