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Quaker House

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Address: 57-59 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 1C3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902 464 2253
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Whale oil made them rich.

This guided tour conducted by staff in Quaker period 1780s dress, explores a wealthy whale merchant and his family’s home. Lots of information here for adults and children.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
MarJan6861
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Nova Scotia Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Does not take long to tour this tiny historic Dartmouth home. Friendly tour guide. Just across the street from the Dartmouth café two if By Sea. Only takes less than 30 minutes to visit.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This guided tour conducted by staff in Quaker period 1780s dress, explores a wealthy whale merchant and his family’s home. Lots of information here for adults and children.

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Dartmouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have lived, worked and played in Dartmouth for much of my life and have never taken the opportunity to visit this lovely little museum. For $2 I was very pleasantly surprised with the great tour we received. It only takes approx 20 min, however our tour guide was very informative, and engaging. I was able to learn about a... More 

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We live in Dartmouth and is so often case you don't often visit the museums in your hometown. I went to the Quaker House a few years ago with my sons school class trip. There I discovered a long lost relative whom we knew about but could never get a grip on where he went when he left Newfoundland. Discovered... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

If you like small house type museums the Quaker House in Dartmouth is worth visiting. This is a chapter of Canadian and local Dartmouth history that I did not know. Quakers, Nantucket Whalers and one of the oldest dwellings still existing in the area (1764?). The house is set up like it first was used as the home of a... More 

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Romulus, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Good history behind this little, oldest home in Dartmouth. The history behind the whalers was very informative

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a very small place and easy to miss on Ochterloney Street basically across from the Church. This is jammed full of interesting facts and items used in the Whaling industry and the history of the Quakers here in Nova Scotia.

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Beautiful BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Stopped in by happen-chance as I walked about Dartmouth... and am SO pleased I stopped in. Two exceptionally well-versed tour guides greeted me, and the young lady who toured me through this rich-with-history house was exceptional. It is "as it was" ... really a step back in time.

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DEVON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We visited on a very wet day. There were two very pleasant young guides dressed in period clothing one of whom took us on a tour of the old house. Her informative talk was very much about the history of the house - its occupants and the whale hunting industry. Quakerism is not a faith that we have much knowledge... More 

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Gateshead
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We found this small Quaker House by accident looking for something to see having come over on the ferry from Halifax. It is charming and interesting and the guides were helpful and informative. Just lovely.

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