Chestico Museum & Historical Society
Months of Operation
June 1 - August 31
Hours Of Operation
Mon–Fri 9am–5pm and during the months of July and Aug open on Say from noon to 4pm.
8095 Hwy 19, Harbourview, Ceilidh Trail
Most of the artifacts in the Chestico Museum came from the estate of John Smith (1876-1964), a merchant and long-time resident of Port Hood. These artifacts reflect the household of a middle-class family in the area during the late 19th- and early 20th-century. The collection includes furnishing, dishware, photographs, clothing, and books.
In addition, the museum also includes unique items such as a printing press belonging to former Port Hood Greeting printer D.W. Jones, a bottle manufactured by the Port Hood Bottling Factory, a 1919 Thomas Edison working gramophone and records, locally made ship models, agricultural and fishing implements, and an extensive collection of antique clothes irons dating back over two hundred years.
The Chestico Museum Archives houses a large collection of records, maps, photographs, and family histories. Histories of the heritage houses and buildings, as well as extensive genealogical material on Port Hood families are also available.
At present, plans are being made to establish an Inverness County Archives to house the large collection of documents pertaining to the history of the area.
Facilities / Services
This property accepts Cash only.
Admission: Small admission fee.
Directions: 2 km (1.5 mi) south of Port Hood.