Old Meeting House

Months of Operation

June 1 - September 30

Hours Of Operation



2408 Highway 3, Barrington, South Shore


Brenda Maxwell

T: 902-637-2185


For two centuries, people have gathered at the Old Meeting House for both township business and religious worship.  A National Historic Site, this New-England-style meeting house is the oldest non-conformist house of worship in Canada and among the oldest in North America. 
Built by Congregationalist fishermen and farmers from Cape Cod, called Planters, the meeting house was a building-in-progress for its first hundred years, until the windows, doors, box pews, and a pulpit were added by the mid-1800s.
Inside, see period “graffiti” and listen to the resounding acoustics as you read a historic sermon. Outside, on gravestones in the cemetery, discover the stories of some early settlers and townspeople.
A non-denominational religious service, open to everyone, is held annually on the third Sunday in August.
We are open from June until September. Admission is charged. Parking is on-site. Bus tours are welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Picnic area.

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Picnic tables
Wheelchair accessible

Detailed Information

Admission: Admission charged; O/S tours at cost.