Argyle Township Court House & Gaol

Months of Operation

June 1 - October 30

Hours Of Operation

Mon–Fri 8:30am–4:30pm; also weekends 9am–5pm in July & Aug.


8168 Highway 3, Tusket, Yarmouth & Acadian Shores


Judy Frotten

T: 902-648-2493

F: 902-648-2537



From Hwy 103, Exit 33. The oldest standing courthouse in Canada (a National Historic Site), built in 1805 and restored in 1982. Includes cell-block, jail-keepers’ quarters, furnished courtroom, grand jury room and judges’ chambers. Guided tours. Argyle Township Courthouse Archives next door.

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Gift shop
Picnic tables
Bilingual/Multilingual staff available

Detailed Information

Admission: Admission $2, families $4; research $3–5.