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Lunenburg Walking Tours

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Address: 97 Kaulbach St., Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-521-6867
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There is no better way to experience the spectacular sites and atmosphere...

There is no better way to experience the spectacular sites and atmosphere of Lunenburg's historic streetscapes and working waterfront than on foot. Lunenburg Walking Tours was created to offer visitors to our UNESCO World Heritage Site town - one of only two such urban sites in North America - an educational and entertaining directed walk through history. Co-Owners Shelah Allen and Ashlee Feener, both descendants from original founding families, bring authenticity, accuracy, and levity, all woven into great stories, to your outing. Tours are at a gentle pace, vary in length depending on the tour, go rain or shine, and require a reservation by phone/text or email.

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Great introduction to the town with an enthusiastic guide

My wife and I went on a tour of the town, a World Heritage site, guided by Ashlee, co-owner of the company. As we walked down the hill from the Lunenburg Academy, Ashlee stopped... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went on a tour of the town, a World Heritage site, guided by Ashlee, co-owner of the company. As we walked down the hill from the Lunenburg Academy, Ashlee stopped to tell us about several of the well-preserved (and often brightly colored) examples of British colonial architecture. Ashlee’s enthusiasm showed her pride in her town, and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Sheila was great, bringing the town alive with her stories and facts. Highly recommended. She even got us access into one of the beautiful churches!

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Kingston, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We took the 10:00 a.m. Essential Lunenburg Walking Tour with Ralph (Shelah was busy with another group). I have to say Ralph was FANTASTIC! My gosh, what a wealth of information he has about the history of Lunenburg. It was all very interesting. Ralph gives you so much information concerning the history and architecture of the town. This tour does... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went on this tour when we first arrived in Lunenburg and it gave us a great information about the history of Lunenburg and what was happening today. We enjoyed the stories as we walked through the town down to the water front.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this ghost walk through the lovely town of Lunenburg. It was both informative & entertaining and our guide was lovely! The walk provided a perfect balance between a ghost tour, taking in the sites of Lunenburg with a bit of history for good measure. Would highly recommend!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I take pictures. Lunenburg has great sites to do just that. The golf course across the harbor is a great place to shoot the harbor. The town is easy to walk in if you do not mind hills. We opted to walk on our own. We could cover more area in less time that the tour takes. It also gave... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This little over an hour tour takes you through the streets of Lunenburg: from the top of the hill at the Academy down to the waterfront near the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Sheila, a native Lunenburger was fantastic, inserting many interesting stories along the way. We learned about the rich history of the town through its architecture, churches, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The history in this community is captivating. The architecture of the buildings is a step back in time. Definitely a place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We really liked this tour. It's a really pretty town but you gain much more appreciation from a guide who can tell you more about what you're looking at. He had lots of stories about individual homes and churches. It was a nice way to spend a morning. We have three young children (6, 9 and 11) and while it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We did the 2 pm tour with Sheila on a beautiful fall day in Lunenberg. This was one of the best walking tours I have ever done; highly informative, well paced and very personal. You won't regret learning about this town and will likely be astounded at story surrounding the church fire of 2001. $20 (2016 dollars !) well spent.

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