MacDonald House Museum

Months of Operation

June 30 - August 31

Hours Of Operation

Tue–Sun 10am–5pm (closed Mon).


3458 Hwy 395, East Lake Ainslie, Ceilidh Trail


Pauline MacLean

T: 902-258-3317

F: 902-725-2272



The MacDonald House Museum is a 19th century, gothic-style furnished farmhouse overlooking Lake Ainslie on Cape Breton Island. The museum’s exhibit room features crafts, a housing loom and spinning wheel, while the barn displays an assortment of farm machinery and tools. The barn also provides a spectacular setting for concerts held throughout the summer months. Visitors to the museum can also explore a restored one-room schoolhouse (c 1920) to learn what education used to be like in rural Cape Breton 

Contact the museum for more information about group tours and special demonstrations.

More Details

Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Limited accessibility
Internet access

Detailed Information

This property accepts Cash only.
Admission: Admission (STC) $4; family and group rates available.