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Take a Step Back in Time

Immerse yourself in the rich history of the South Shore region as you discover our local museums. Learn about the explorers and First Nations people who made the region their home in its earliest days. See the place where country music legend Hank Snow lived and visit the nearby Hank Snow Country Music Centre. There are so many ways to discover what makes our region the place that it is today!

Hank Snow Country Music Centre

Liverpool

A renovated CN railway station, the Hank Snow Country Music Centre is less than 3.5 km from Hank’s childhood home. Here you’ll find artifacts, audiovisual displays and memorabilia on the history and heritage of Canadian country music, featuring the legendary Hank Snow, Wilf Carter, Carroll Baker, and more.

Location: 11.9km from White Point.

The Rossignol Cultural Centre

Liverpool

Just up the hill from Main Street lives a unique collection of museums all housed in an old school. The Guide Sports, Hunting, Fishing, and Mi’kmaq Museum features images and artifacts of early guiding and native life. The Wildlife Museum is sure to please and amaze with its 18′ foot giraffe, musk ox, polar bear and a supporting cast of other North American and African animals. Visitors always flush with excitement over the Outhouse Museum. The fun continues outside with teepees, an early settler’s cabin, a blockhouse and a recreation of Maud Lewis’ tiny house.

The Rossignol Cultural Centre opened on July 20, 2002, and is one of the top 10 tourist destinations on the Lighthouse Route. Please call ahead for opening hours and dates.

Queens Museum of Justice

Liverpool

The newest member of the Queens Heritage Complex is located in the old Liverpool Courthouse. The museum features an incredible colonial history of the justice system. Other displays are dedicated to justice, and to the preservation of the building’s history.

Location: 11.2km from White Point

Perkins House Museum

Liverpool

St. Perkins entertained governors, privateer captains and preachers in his home in the late 1700s. Perkins is designated a person of National Historic Significance. Read about colonial life in Perkins’ meticulous diaries, which he kept from 1766 to 1812. The Perkins House can be found right next door to the Queens County Museum.

Location: 11.2km from White Point

Queens County Museum

Liverpool

This building represents the warehouse of Simeon Perkins’ business. Featuring exhibits about forestry, shipbuilding, Mi’kmaq life, and privateering, you can step on board a scale deck replica of the ‘Liverpool Packet’ and learn of the area’s past and rich history.

Location: 11.2km from White Point

Thomas H. Raddall Research Centre

Liverpool

The most extensive records of the Mayflower descendants in Nova Scotia, including New England and German records, can be found here. Located inside the Queens County Museum, the Research Centre is a dream for any genealogist.

Location: 11.2km from White Point

Milton Blacksmith Shop

Milton

Restored in 1903, the Milton Blacksmith Shop is set along the Milton Falls of the Mersey River and is an operational forge with original tools and workstations. Displays feature horseshoeing and wood and metal working.

Location: 14.3km from White Point

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