MacDonald House Museum


3458 Hwy 395

East Lake Ainslie

Ceilidh Trail

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June 30 - August 31


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 the numerous concerts and square dances 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.

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Limited accessibility

Hours Of Operation

Tue–Sun 10am–5pm (closed Mon).

Detailed Information

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

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