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Address: 75 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1B8, Canada
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+1 902-539-1572
09:00 - 17:00
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A slice of local history

We spent an afternoon here with a charming and knowledgeable tour guide. This is one of the older homes in town. A pastor, his wife named Thankful, and their many children lived... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Barbara F
Cerritos, California
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Crossville, Tennessee
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559 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 600 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The Cossit House was interesting, as everything is authentic. No electricity lends a sense of how people actually live back in 1787. We smelled bread being baked, but never saw it. The raised bed garden out back had vegetables & herbs. Narrow stairways and rooms were roped off - you can look - but you shouldn't touch! Museum admission was... More 

Thank magic_carpets
Port Moody, Canada
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328 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Wonderfully original 1 1/2 story wooden house built in the 1780's. The house has not been updated so electrical service is missing. One can really get the feel for life in the 1700 when the day is dark and rainy. The poor, period dressed, volunteers bravely manage the hardships of no heat or light. The admission fee is now $3.00/person.... More 

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Grand Etang, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

For adults this is a very informative place to visit. I went here with my two young sons and they didn't seem to find it very interesting until I gave them the phone and said maybe they could take a picture of a ghost then they found everything very interesting. The tour guides had a small luncheon and was not... More 

Thank Ahartya
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Cossit house is located a few minutes and short walking distance away from the hustle bustle of downtown Sydney. It is considered one of the oldest buildings in Sydney, built in 1787. The staff is dressed in period costumes and are very knowledgeable about the Cossit family and the customs of the late 18th century. The house depicts life... More 

Thank skwhite7
Cerritos, California
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514 reviews
257 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We spent an afternoon here with a charming and knowledgeable tour guide. This is one of the older homes in town. A pastor, his wife named Thankful, and their many children lived here. We learned a lot about the customs of the times and the history of the area, which included putting shoes in the walls to keep away the... More 

1 Thank Barbara F
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105 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

If it is open it might be very interesting however they were not open even though their website said they would be. Not impressed.

Thank Touring56
Sydney, Canada
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83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Part of several small historical buildings in this area of the city - close to the Government Wharf where the cruise ships dock - making them easily accessible to tourists via a short walk. Something to take in for sure if you have not seen them!

Thank chronicbon
San Diego, California
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213 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Truly, her name was Thankful! Yes, this was not being made up. Possibly, the oldest house in Sydney, Cossit House was built in 1787 by a Loyalist Anglican minister and his wife, Thankful. It is located in the same North Sydney neighborhood which boasts eight of the oldest North American buildings. Open annually from June 1 through October 15, Cosssit... More 

1 Thank Bruce H
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223 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

It showed life as it was back then You wondered around in the home and peeked in the rooms. It had period antiques.

Thank Charmingnl
Nova Sotia
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73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Museum was super - staff well versed in local history and history of the Cossit Family house. Quaint house that interprets family life in the 1800"s. Emily, Jan and Laurie make you feel very welcomed.

Thank Elaine B

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