Ross-Thomson House and Store Museum


9 Charlotte Lane


South Shore

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T: 902-875-3219

F: 902-875-4141


June 1 - October 5


Ross-Thomson House and Store Museum allows you to travel back to 1780s Nova Scotia and the recently settled town of Shelburne in the South Shore region. Here, thousands of Loyalist refugees began new lives after the American War of Independence. In this historic store, seasoned merchants George and Robert Ross carried on an international trade in tea, coffee, rum, port and wine, while offering both necessities and luxuries to the town’s residents. Greet the clerk and step up to the counter stocked with the kind of goods the Ross Brothers once bartered and sold. Spend some time inside their living quarters, furnished in the sparse but elegant style of the period, and visit the Militia Room above the shop where you might meet a 1780s militia guard. Bus tours are welcome.

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Facilities / Services

Gift shop
Picnic tables
Limited accessibility
Internet access

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This property accepts Visa, Debit card.
Admission: Admission charged.

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