What do rum-runners, notable town merchants, Canadian politics and fabulous architecture have in common? Ottawa House – a gem on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.Intrigued? You will have to visit the Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum, just 3 km outside Parrsboro, to get the full story, but by clicking on the various tabs, we’ll give you a taste of what is in store.
Get an ice cream cone (Heavenly Hash is a big seller) and sit on the wide veranda overlooking the wonderful vista of the Bay of Fundy. Imagine scenes of the past when ships docked at a wharf, children played on the lawns of the vast property and party-goers whooping it up in the dance hall.
Whatever the weather, you will find the scene magnificent and breath-taking. The Museum is on the site of the former village of Partridge Island which dates back to the 1770s. The tidal power development project is just around the corner at Cape Sharp. Cape Blomedin (in the past it was Blow-Me-Down) can be seen through the mist across the Bay. Inside, you’ll find hundreds of artifacts depicting life, culture and industry over more than 200 years. Ottawa House Museum brings so much exciting and wonderful history to life.
Ottawa House is owned and operated by Parrsborough Shore Historical Society. Once you have been hooked by the history, you can become a member. Join us now and help to keep the stories alive!