This house, built in 1787, is beautifully restored and well worth a visit. It is located in Sydney's North-end Heritage Conservation District, a lovely residential area that is easily enjoyed on foot.
Rev. Ranna Cossit, an Anglican minister, was a Loyalist to the British Crown during the American Revolution. He, his wife, Thankful, and their many children were part of the wave of approximately 30,000 Loyalists who fled the American colonies during and after the Revolutionary War, to settle in the Maritime Provinces. Rev. Cossit was assigned to the garrison and Loyalist colony on Cape Breton Island, and he played an important role in the political and social life.
This interesting house museum is staffed by enthusiastic guides, dressed in period costumes, who are brimming with historic information and great stories about the life and times that this house and the people who lived in it. From the basement, where the oldest era is represented, visitors go upstairs into progressively "newer" eras of the residents' lives. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, and only wish that we had not been part of a fairly large tour group - we would have spent much more time here, looking at all the items of daily life that are so well displayed throughout this house.
Even if you only have a limited amount of time, however, make an effort to visit this marvelous house and chat with the guides, because your memories of this place will surely be vivid and fun.
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