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Quaker House

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57 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 1C3 Canada
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Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax
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Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

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This tour is about Halifax's Remarkable History including Titanic and Halifax Explosion Sites and the Stories and Miracles of these Two Historic Tragedies. Van and Full Size SUV are equipped with a microphone to the speaker system and the Van has a large tablet mounted to roof to show Guests Videos and Photos to enhance your Tour experience so you have a Memorable, Unique Tour of Historic Halifax
US$108.31 per adult
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David F wrote a review Sep 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom19 contributions2 helpful votes
A real step back in time and a great story of how Dartmouth took off in the 18th century and the Quakers part in that. The staff are very knowledgeable and good at bringing the past to life.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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UKTurkeyTrotter wrote a review Jul 2019
uk625 contributions127 helpful votes
As you would expect from the name this is an unassuming house built in the style of the time. It survived the big explosion, because of its position. It was built by Massachusetts Quakers who were persecuted there and came to Dartmouth to escape and earn their living whaling. The house is of very simple construction and almost no decorative features, as was the Quaker style then. It's best to go round with a docent (in costume) they are very knowledgeable and can answer questions like "what does a whale oil candle smell like?" The house was 4 rooms originally but was extended by a couple more. Some interesting artefacts and whaling memorabilia and a nice garden, also very simple and spartan. Entry by donation and they fly the correct British pre-1800 Act of Union flag (like the Union Jack but the Irish cross is missing). Great place, allow about an hour for the full effect.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Andrew K wrote a review Jan 2018
41 contributions8 helpful votes
Right in Downtown Dartmouth, a short walk up from the ferry. Very good look into the past, how people lived. Spend 1/2 hr. to hour, should be enough, even while listening to the guide.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Carolyn L wrote a review Sep 2017
Dartmouth, Canada48 contributions7 helpful votes
Situated in Downtown Dartmouth, Quaker House is an historic venue, within walking distance of the Ferry Terminal or buses.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Response from DHMuseum, Visitor Services Officer at Quaker House
Responded 19 Sep 2017
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Wintergreen wrote a review Jul 2017
Nova Scotia39 contributions8 helpful votes
Few realize the roll played by Quakers in the local history of and European settling of Dartmouth. Touring this small, well preserved house will take you back to the 1700's and early European settlement and the whaling industry of this period. Open only during the tourist season.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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Response from DHMuseum, Visitor Services Officer at Quaker House
Responded 11 Jul 2017
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