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Quaker House

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Address: 57 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 1C3, Canada
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+1 902-464-2253
10:00 - 17:00
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The only surviving home of the original Quaker whalers who settled in...

The only surviving home of the original Quaker whalers who settled in Dartmouth in 1785 at the end of the American Revolution. One of only twelve Quaker homes built in Nova Scotia.

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Whale oil made them rich.

This guided tour conducted by staff in Quaker period 1780s dress, explores a wealthy whale merchant and his family’s home. Lots of information here for adults and children.

Reviewed 13 September 2015
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Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Very knowledgeable tour guide who was very charming and made everyone feel comfortable. Never knew this place existed but it was a very pleasant surprise.

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Ocean, NJ
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

We visited the Quaker House at a bad time. We tried to go and found they close for lunch for an hour. When we got there there were at least 20 children running absolutely wild in there, jumping on the furniture, touching everything. Whoever thought that would be a good idea needs to think harder. They were not there for... More 

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Seriously, though. Our tour guide (didn't catch his name) knew an uncomfortable amount about the Quakers despite not being a Quaker himself. It's a very well maintained museum and we learnt a lot about Quakers. The tour didn't take long at all (maybe thirty minutes?) and if you're going to visit the Quaker House, you may as well do the... More 

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Nova Scotia Canada
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Does not take long to tour this tiny historic Dartmouth home. Friendly tour guide. Just across the street from the Dartmouth café two if By Sea. Only takes less than 30 minutes to visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This guided tour conducted by staff in Quaker period 1780s dress, explores a wealthy whale merchant and his family’s home. Lots of information here for adults and children.

1 Thank MarJan6861
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

I have lived, worked and played in Dartmouth for much of my life and have never taken the opportunity to visit this lovely little museum. For $2 I was very pleasantly surprised with the great tour we received. It only takes approx 20 min, however our tour guide was very informative, and engaging. I was able to learn about a... More 

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

We live in Dartmouth and is so often case you don't often visit the museums in your hometown. I went to the Quaker House a few years ago with my sons school class trip. There I discovered a long lost relative whom we knew about but could never get a grip on where he went when he left Newfoundland. Discovered... More 

1 Thank Coalminersdaughter
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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

If you like small house type museums the Quaker House in Dartmouth is worth visiting. This is a chapter of Canadian and local Dartmouth history that I did not know. Quakers, Nantucket Whalers and one of the oldest dwellings still existing in the area (1764?). The house is set up like it first was used as the home of a... More 

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Romulus, Michigan
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

Good history behind this little, oldest home in Dartmouth. The history behind the whalers was very informative

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,611 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

This is a very small place and easy to miss on Ochterloney Street basically across from the Church. This is jammed full of interesting facts and items used in the Whaling industry and the history of the Quakers here in Nova Scotia.

1 Thank dgg123

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