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“Small but loaded with stories”
Review of Jost House Museum

Jost House Museum
Ranked #5 of 43 things to do in Sydney
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Owner description: The Jost House is the oldest house in Sydney Nova Scotia, built in 1786. We are open June 1st to October 29th and/or all cruise ship days. During your visit, a guide will give you a personal tour of our 1786 kitchen and the ground floor of the museum. The basement has been restored to the original 18th century kitchen. On the ground floor we have many historical Victorian artifacts in our bedroom, parlour, dining room and store. The upstairs portion of the house, added in 1910, has four different exhibit rooms to browse around in at your leisure. Our Hours in September and October are 10-4 Monday to Saturday but vary on cruise ship days. We are open on Sundays if a cruise ship is in port.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed June 8, 2013

For a small fee you can visit this early Sydney home. Local volunteers provide a tour of the basement/kitchen and the first floor with stories about the family and Sydney. Top floor has exhibits from different eras and businesses of Sydney.

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

This tiny little house is crammed with good stuff. The Kitchen in the basement is a must and the pharmacy room upstairs is one of my favourites. They also have amazing staff.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

I visited Jost House as part of a school tour in June. I was amazed by the house. I learned a lot and was very interested to hear all of the history involved in the house. I would highly recommend the tour to visitors and Cape Bretoners alike!

1  Thank Laurena C
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

This plain, wood-framed house, conveniently located in Sydney's historic district, was built by a Captain Samuel Sparrow in about 1786, making it one of the oldest buildings left standing on Cape Breton Island. The house was bought in 1836 by Thomas Jost, the grandson of one of Sydney's early Protestant settlers and merchants. Thomas used one corner of this house as a general store, recreated now in this small, interesting, and nicely-restored house.

Over the years, the Jost family, which owned this property until 1971, made many modifications to the house, but the building is still a good example of the very plain architecture of the late 18th century.

Most fun are all the historic tools and artifacts displayed inside this house, and the many stories told by the excellent guides, dressed in period costumes. Also, if ship models and marine artifacts interest you, one entire room in this house is set up just for you.

Guided tours cost about $C4, and we recommend this little museum to people of all ages who are interested in how people lived more than 200 years ago.

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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile
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