Ross Farm Museum

4568 Hwy. 12
New Ross, NS B0J 2M0- Map It
(902) 689-2210
Save $1 on adult and senior admission, and $3 on family rates at Ross Farm Museum.

AAA Editor Notes

Ross Farm Museum is at 4568 Hwy. 12. This living-history museum depicts Nova Scotia's agricultural heritage through the story of the Ross family, who lived in Rose Bank Cottage and farmed the land 1816-1970. Costumed interpreters demonstrate daily activities on the farm, which is home to heritage breeds of cattle, horses, sheep, pigs and chickens that were common in the 19th century. The museum changes with the seasons: in spring lambs and piglets are born, chickens begin laying eggs and the ground is prepared and planted. In summer interpreters tend gardens, process wool and, most importantly, get the hay in. Butter is made Wednesdays and Saturdays, and visitors are invited to milk the cow daily at 4:30. On Saturday mornings, June to early October, there's a farmers market. During the fall harvest, produce matures and canning and pickling begin. Jams and jellies are made throughout the season as fruits and berries are available. Wagon rides are offered May to October, and there are sleigh rides when snow is on the ground. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$6; $5 (ages 65+); $2 (ages 6-17); $15 (family, two adults and school-age children); free (Sun. 9:30-11). Prices may vary; phone ahead.
AAA Benefit:
CAA Members save $1.00 off adult and senior admission rates and $3.00 off family admission rates at Ross Farm Museum.
Hours: Daily 9:30-5:30, July 1-Labour Day; Wed.-Sun. 9:30-4:30, rest of year. Closed Dec. 21-Jan. 6.