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Hector Heritage Quay

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Address: 33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
Phone Number: (902) 485-4371
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Seeing what my ancestors experienced.

Until I began to do the genealogy of my family, I had no idea that I was a descendant of a family who came on the Hector, James Murray and his wife Lily Sutherland. It is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
CarolMacKay60
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Pictou, Canada
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Pictou, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Until I began to do the genealogy of my family, I had no idea that I was a descendant of a family who came on the Hector, James Murray and his wife Lily Sutherland. It is a humbling experince to see the crowded little ship. It is almost overwhelming to imagine the trip those early settlers took to find the... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A wonderful experience. Full of history and amazement. As Scots we were so pleased to learn what our ancestors had to do to survive. The quay was fantastic, but the reconstructed ship herself was an eye opener. She is so well cared for by the volunteers, who were very knowledgeable and passionate about the ship. Our visit prompted us to... More 

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Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

knowledgeable staff, amazing displays, and extremely interesting subject matter. a true and amazing history lesson as it was lived

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Pictou, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Truly a remarkable exhibit, offering a wee insight into a difficult time in history. Being down below and visualizing the extreme conditions these brave folk endured is amazing. The ship was conducted on-sight and repairs are ongoing allowing opportunity to speak with those involved, from volunteer painters to world renowned shipwrights and riggers. The staff is as friendly as theyare... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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232 reviews 232 reviews
57 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If you are looking for a stop that will give you a great historical and cultural overview of the area, this should be on your list. The "Hector" was a ship that carried approximately 200 Scots to Nova Scotia. The ship replica is well done and part of the Heritage Center. The small museum at the quay contains several floors... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A must place to visit if your are in or around Pictou. Lots of information to read and exploring the ship was great. When descending the ladder to the lower level, you can almost feel the hardship of what the families had to endure.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Call ahead. We had one day left and we're looking for a bit of a trip on a cold, windy day. Website showed it was open in Oct but everything was closed up like a ghost town. Still enjoyed a drive along the ocean and some good home cooking in town.

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Somerset, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had a guided tour around the Hector before going into the Museum and found the living conditions of the Scottish emigrants whilst sailing over to Nova Scotia fascinating. How could so many people live in such a small space for such a long time. We were a little disappointed to find that nothing was happening in the blacksmiths shop... More 

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Ava, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were out looking for a place to eat close to our lodging place. As we drove by the Quay, we saw people gathering outside, some in kilts, some old, some young, some men and some women. There were about 15 in all and the one thing they had in common was that they all had bagpipes or drums. We... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

absolutely worth to be visited, we had the last day before it closes for season, gives beautiful impressions, a Highlight in Pictou

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