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Cape Sable Historical Society Centre

The Cape Sable Historical Society Centre, located in Barrington (Highway 3) on the beautiful South Shore, is dedicated to the preservation of local history through exhibits and archives for Barrington and the surrounding area.

With a large collection of records and data in various mediums, including indexed binders of local newspapers (births, deaths, marriages) dating back to the 1800s, the Cape Sable Genealogy Department is a treasure trove of information, and provides research facilities to assist in the quest for knowledge of ancestral roots. You may choose to research your own or commission the Centre’s staff to assist.

We are located in the Old Court House (built in 1843) along the banks of the Barrington River. The Historical Society is curator to the Western Counties Military Museum, The Barrington Woolen Mill Museum, The Old Meeting House and the Seal Island Light Museum – all within a short walking distance.


Areas Of Interest: Community Heritage • Genealogy

Core Experience: History

Features: Internet Access • Parking • Wheelchair Accessible

Other Info

Admission Info: Admission free, donations welcome. Research $5/half-day.

Cape Sable Historical Society Centre

2401 Hwy 3
Barrington, NS

daily; Oct 1–May 31 Wed only.

Phone: 902-637-2185

Website: http://www.capesablehistoricalsociety.com/Genealogy.html

Parking Spaces: 15