DescriptionYarmouth was founded in 1651 by French colonists, who subsequently were expelled by the British in 1755. The area was settled by New Englanders in 1761 and later by returning Acadians and Loyalists. An important shipbuilding and shipping town during the days of sail, Yarmouth prospered during the 19th century. Figuring prominently in the city's economy was the Killam Brothers Shipping Office, 90 Water St., which managed sailing fleets for more than 200 years. Now a museum, its 19th-century furnishings and ledgers tell the story of the era; phone (902) 742-5539.
Yarmouth lies at the end of two scenic routes: Hwy. 1, which follows St. Mary's Bay north to Digby, and Hwy. 3, which heads east to Shelburne.
Bay Ferries Limited provides car and passenger service between Yarmouth and Portland, Maine. Reservations for the 5.5-hour crossing are required; phone (877) 762-7245.
Visitor InfoYarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce 368 Main St. Suite 108 YARMOUTH, NS . Phone:(902)742-3074
Self-guiding toursA tourist information center at Main and Forest streets in front of the ferry terminal provides brochures outlining a self-guiding walking tour of various points of interest, including the city's Georgian and Italianate houses. The center also provides additional information about ferry service; phone (902) 742-6639 or (902) 742-5033.
Things to SeeArgyle Township Court House & Gaol