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Thinkers' Lodge National Historic Site
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We had no idea how important Pugwash and this centre has been - and still is - to major... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
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not to sound trite but it is truly a thought provoking place,. serene and fascinating to think of... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

We had no idea how important Pugwash and this centre has been - and still is - to major trans-continental dialogues and networks for peace and global justice. The interpretive exhibits are relatively new and long overdue, and they are genuinely moving. Pugwash and Joseph Rotblat won the Nobel Peace Prize and the (Russian) Lenin Peace Award. We called ahead because the Centre seemed closed for the season. However Teresa, lifetime resident of Pugwash and volunteer interpreter who was present at some of the dialogues, very kindly agreed to open up the place and tour us around the Centre. Her stories were amazing! We left feeling that this little gem needs to be seen by all Canadians - actually, by everyone who cares about global peace. The grounds and views are beautiful too, for those more interested in a picnic.

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Reviewed September 11, 2018

not to sound trite but it is truly a thought provoking place,. serene and fascinating to think of the brilliant minds exchanging ideas and concepts when it was in its heyday .The discussions must have been astounding .

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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Took my family of 5 for a tour of this underrated historical landmark. Cameron our host was extremely well spoken, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the essential role Cyrus Eaton and this site played in helping to mitigate the Cold War. Very picturesque location and well worth the trip

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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

In the Pugwash area for a trip down memory lane, happened upon this historic site. It really is incredible that this area was host to so many important moments in our history, and this place is one of them.

Take a moment to see this place when you’re in the area.

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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

If I wanted a venue to disarm enemies and seek peace, I’d want to come here. This is a lovely house on Pugwash Harbor that is the perfect setting for a place of tranquility and sanctuary. Most of the rooms have views of the quiet harbor and there is plenty of room to stroll the grounds and walk around the pretty little town. The house is filled with memorabilia about Cyrus Eaton and attendees from around the world. It is well maintained and the staff were very helpful and obviously interested in the history of this place. It was perfect for a morning side trip to Pugwash.

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Reviewed July 19, 2018

We'd heard of the Pugwash Conferences, but were bowled over by Thinkers' Lodge and its fascinating contents. We were given a great guided tour by someone local with personal knowledge. A glorious location, well worth a visit.

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

My husband and I loved the name of the town so we stopped and had a delightful picnic on the banks of the Pugwash river, not knowing about the history of the town. Then we read the plaques, saw the lodge and learned the history of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to them in 1995 for the 37 Conferences on Science and World Affairs that were held here. During the Cold War, the Pugwash movement served as a channel of communication between the communist Eastern block and the Western democracies. Participants played important parts behind the scenes in bringing about nuclear test ban and non-proliferation treaties.

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

A wonderful National Historic site. A well keep property in Pugwash, Nova Scotia.
Famous because a local born manCyr Eaton, invited 22 people to the Science and world affairs conference to discus Nuclear threat. It was a scholarly event that had a peace mission. closed in the winter but I still stopped for pictures the plaque and house are beautiful.

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Pugwash.... Why here? Why world's leaders? Why....why....why...

The main reason is because the world's peace and science leaders came here to prevent future nuclear war.... Why here ...because Cyrus Eaton a wealthy Canadian businessman and the owner of this Lodge decided to unite all progressive people of the world in ordert to make piece during Cold War times...

This is a very interesting place to visit. There are very unique materials that have been found just recently.

You can learn a lot by coming here and spending some time.

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Reviewed August 5, 2017

Very interesting place to visit. The history in this little town of Pugwash is fascinating. Thanks to the young men who gave us a wonderful history lesson. Really neat to see a Nobel Peace Prize.

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