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“Very informative on first settlers”

Knaut-Rhuland House
Ranked #12 of 38 things to do in Lunenburg
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

This Knaut-Rhuland House is a history gem in Lunenburg. It helps you understand the town from its foundation. It is very well presented and children can enjoy it too. As you walk through the 1793 original house, you learn about the history of the first settlers, their arrival in Nova Scotia and Lunenburg (from Germany, Holland, Swizerland, etc.), their day-to-day lives (old costumes on display), their faith (old Bibles on display), their resistance to enemy invasion, etc. No admission fee (donations welcome). So much worth a visit.

1  Thank CKNoel
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

You have to admire the band of volunteers who keep this place open, because it is of historic interest. But it is clear that they could do with more funding in order to preserve the property and present the exhibits more professionally. The open parts of the building are on two floors, with seven rooms open to visitors. Some of the building is unchanged since 1793, and there is a good collection of period costumes and articles.

1  Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Absolutely go to the K-R House Museum. Period costumes, quilts and an excellent history of how the town was created. Be sure to look at the list of boat passengers and see how many did not survive the trip. We left, then went back to see things that one or the other of us had missed.
Free, but there is a donation box.

1  Thank SWFSuzy
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

I wish we had more time to look around! The rooms were very detailed, and provided tons of fun facts about the house as well as the whole of Lunenburg. The guide, dressed in period clothing, was very educated and willing to answer questions. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Miranda A
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Entry is free, existing on donations.
Rooms are laid out to show how they would have been in the day. a couple of rooms are set aside for small exhibition, sewing items etc.

Thank ALGH2013
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