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MacDonald House Museum

The MacDonald House Museum is a 19th century, gothic-style furnished farmhouse overlooking Lake Ainslie on Cape Breton Island. The museum’s exhibit room features crafts, a housing loom and spinning wheel, while the barn displays an assortment of farm machinery and tools. The barn also provides a spectacular setting for concerts held throughout the summer months. Visitors to the museum can also explore a restored one-room schoolhouse (c 1920) to learn what education used to be like in rural Cape Breton

Contact the museum for more information about group tours and special demonstrations.


Areas Of Interest: Community Heritage • Genealogy

Core Experience: History

Features: Bus Tours • Internet Access • Limited Accessibility • Parking

Other Info

Admission Info: Admission (STC) $4; family and group rates available.

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MacDonald House Museum

3458 Hwy 395
East Lake Ainslie, NS

Tue–Sun 10am–5pm (closed Mon).

Phone: 902-258-3317
Fax: 902-725-2272

Website: http://www.seasidehighspeed.com/~p.maclean

Parking Spaces: 20