Steeves House Museum
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The W. H. Steeves House Museum is a historic house that began as a one room cabin built in 1812. The house expanded to its current size in 1840 and is now period decorated to the 1860s. The Museum tells the story of William Henry Steeves, a Father of Confederation who was born in the house in 1814. The Museum also presents the history of the Steeves family and the local area of Hillsborough and Albert County. Learn about the journey of German immigrants, the Acadians, Confederation, local discoveries and industry, interesting artifacts, and more! Join us for a tour today!
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ruthbradford2016
Hillsborough, Canada63 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
I popped in to find out what was there to see and learn. I was not expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised by all there was. The guide was well informed and interesting as well as garbed in the dress of the times. I found out surprising facts that should be in Canadian history books. There was also the family tree of the Steeves family - which is amazing. I thought that I would be through in half an hour but no - it took me over an hour and I would have liked to stay longer but I had to get back home. I want to go back this summer and take my time. If you like to learn something exciting about the past, then visit this lovely home of one of the founders of Canada and take your time.
Written February 13, 2019
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Thank you for your great review! We look forward to your visit this summer.
Written February 18, 2019
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Kelsey C
Edmonton, Canada65 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Friends
There are so many interesting items in the house, and the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. It was an unexpected stop, but well worth it.
Written August 19, 2018
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Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written August 20, 2018
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Martin R
Orleans83 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Couples
This is an opportunity to get to know one of the lesser-known Fathers of Confederation, William Henry Steeves, as well as more about how it was to live in the country in its early years. The very modest admission fee includes a visit to the lovely Saint Mary's Anglican church.
Written June 10, 2018
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Thank you for your review!
Written June 12, 2018
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Peter M
Lisbon, Portugal107 contributions
Oct. 2017
What an amazing museum we stumbled upon on our way to Hopewell Rocks, NB.
The history of this family in NB dates back to the 1830's. They left Germany and went to Pennsylvania but moved to Moncton with 30 other families. They left Moncton and settled in Hillsboro. They had 7 sons and the daughter died! John William Steeves was a father of Confederation! The museum has a lot of historical documents and pictures and paintings! Also a lot of clothing, dolls, toys, dishes, kitchen utensils, musical instruments, etc! It was amazing! Very knowledgeable volunteers and for the $3.00 entry fee it was a great bargain! Oh I forgot all the beautiful quilts!
A must see for history buffs!
Written October 10, 2017
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Claire H
Dieppe, Canada103 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Couples
We loved our visit to this museum. The guided tour was most informative and the host very friendly. Nice collections throughout the house and amazing history. I recomment this for anyone passing through Hillsborough!
Written September 21, 2016
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JPTENIUK
Saskatchewan140 contributions
Aug. 2016 • Family
We stopped here based on its location to where we were and boy was it worth it. Its a very small place and they have a few students working in the house that provide guided tours. There really is no entrance fee but they take a collection. Its a pretty quick tour and really does not cost much. The collection in the house is amazing and the tour guides are very knowledgeable. I was a little unsure about this but I really enjoyed it and the artifacts were amazing. You can be in and out in much less than an hour and it is and hour well spent. Its worth the time you gotta see this place.
Written August 19, 2016
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Chris S
Musquodoboit Harbour11 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Couples
As a Steeves, I was quite pleased to see all the exhibits relating to my family tree. A free guided tour was very informative and all the staff were very friendly and approachable.
Written August 14, 2016
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JimRS14
Milton, Canada26 contributions
Jul. 2016
This lovely house owned by an important Steeves, shows what their ancestors survived and provides an idea of life for the 250 years they've been in this area. It also provides details about what industries were present and a lot of Steeves memorabilia.
Written July 30, 2016
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gillbill45
Moncton, Canada7 contributions
Jul. 2016
We did not have time to take an official tour with all the information, but we got a quick 15 min tour. It was very interesting and I wish we had had more time to take the full tour. Very interesting, lots of things to see that take you back in time. Kids found it interesting too, seeing some of the equipment and things that were used "way back when".
Written July 27, 2016
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Elaine S
Hillsborough, Canada5 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
Worth a stop to see the history of the Steeves family-also the Hillsborough area. The staff is friendly and helpful.
Written July 26, 2016
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Steeves House Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon - Sat 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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