Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum

1155 Whitehall Rd.
Parrsboro, NS B0M 1S0- Map It
Phone: (902) 254-2376

AAA Editor Notes

Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum is 6 km (4 mi.) s.e. via Main St. at 1155 Whitehall Rd. This sole remnant of the original Partridge Island settlement was built as an inn in the late 1700s by James Ratchford, a prominent trader. Sir Charles Tupper, prime minister of Canada in 1896, bought Ottawa House as his summer retreat and hosted many visiting dignitaries here. Museum exhibits include maritime artifacts, a collection of shipbuilding tools, and photographs of vessels launched from local shipyards. Note: Continued restoration work is ongoing but the house remains open to visitors.
$2; free (ages 0-11).
Hours: Daily 10-6, late May to mid-Sept.