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Cossit House Museum

75 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1B8, Canada
+1 902-539-1572
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Interesting view of life

Possibly the oldest house in Sydney, it is interesting to imagine a couple and 10 children living... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
Fascinating history and wonderful guides

Fascinating slice of early local colonial history, and insight into an important historical figure... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cape Breton Island, Canada
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75 Charlotte St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1B8, Canada
+1 902-539-1572
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly the oldest house in Sydney, it is interesting to imagine a couple and 10 children living in this small house and surviving on the produce they could grow, especially when the kitchen was the size of your average ensuite bathroom. There was a carefully...More

Thank JanBryant5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating slice of early local colonial history, and insight into an important historical figure, the Rev. Cossit who built this house. The costumed guides, who never break their first-person role-playing, are truly wonderful - so knowledgable and full of personality. The only thing I would...More

Thank CaperByChoice
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Not much to do in this town. We walked the streets and found this place. The costumed interpreters pretty much stay in character as they describe life in the house that was home to nearly a dozen children. The $2 fee was worth it.

Thank HammockSwinger
Reviewed 17 June 2017

the guides were all dressed in period costume and were very friendly and knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to be the only visitors for most of the tour.

Thank John S
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The Cossit House was interesting, as everything is authentic. No electricity lends a sense of how people actually live back in 1787. We smelled bread being baked, but never saw it. The raised bed garden out back had vegetables & herbs. Narrow stairways and rooms...More

1  Thank magic_carpets
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Wonderfully original 1 1/2 story wooden house built in the 1780's. The house has not been updated so electrical service is missing. One can really get the feel for life in the 1700 when the day is dark and rainy. The poor, period dressed, volunteers...More

1  Thank Mellie2013
Reviewed 26 August 2016

For adults this is a very informative place to visit. I went here with my two young sons and they didn't seem to find it very interesting until I gave them the phone and said maybe they could take a picture of a ghost then...More

1  Thank Ahartya
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Cossit house is located a few minutes and short walking distance away from the hustle bustle of downtown Sydney. It is considered one of the oldest buildings in Sydney, built in 1787. The staff is dressed in period costumes and are very knowledgeable about...More

1  Thank skwhite7
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We spent an afternoon here with a charming and knowledgeable tour guide. This is one of the older homes in town. A pastor, his wife named Thankful, and their many children lived here. We learned a lot about the customs of the times and the...More

1  Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 31 May 2016

If it is open it might be very interesting however they were not open even though their website said they would be. Not impressed.

Thank Touring56
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30 October 2015|
Response from PBJCHESHIRE | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I think that TripAdvisor has sent this to the wrong person. I merely visited the house as a tourist and do not run taxi tours!