Sea Captains' Walking Tour
During the 1800s, Yarmouth was one of the largest ports on the Eastern Seaboard, and the concentration and quality of the Sea Captains’ homes remaining in the town are a testament to this wealth. The tour includes the Collins Heritage Conservation District, Main St., and Water St.
Often the most interesting features of our older building are around the roof levels. Design ideas and materials came to Yarmouth from ports around the world, and the stops on the tour represent the best of the best. Architectural styles featured on the tour include Eclectic, Second Empire, Greek Revival, Queen Anne Revival, Gothic Revival, Georgian, Italianate and Vernacular.
The time required to complete the tour is between 1 and 3 hours. Pick up a free copy of the map at the Yarmouth Visitor Information Centre, at local accommodations, or download from YarmouthandAcadianshores.com. You can also access the Sea Captain's Walking Tour app by visiting http://app.townofyarmouth.ca
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