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Ross-Thomson House and Store Museum

The Ross-Thomson House and Store Museum allows you to travel back to 1780s Nova Scotia and the recently settled town of Shelburne in the South Shore region. Here, thousands of Loyalist refugees began new lives after the American War of Independence. In this historic store, seasoned merchants George and Robert Ross carried on an international trade in tea, coffee, rum, port and wine, while offering both necessities and luxuries to the town’s residents. Greet the clerk and step up to the counter stocked with the kind of goods the Ross Brothers once bartered and sold. Spend some time inside their living quarters, furnished in the sparse but elegant style of the period, and visit the Militia Room above the shop where you might meet a 1780s militia guard. Bus tours are welcome.


Areas Of Interest: Military

Core Experience: History • Outdoor Adventure

Features: Bus Tours • Gift Shop

Government Level: Provincial

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Admission Info: Admission charged.

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Ross-Thomson House and Store Museum

9 Charlotte Lane
Shelburne, NS


Phone: 902-875-3219
Fax: 902-875-4141

Website: http://www.shelburnemuseums.com/

Parking Spaces: 5
Contact: Tamitha Dolliver & Daphne Miller