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  • Dock Street, Shelburne.
    Dock Street, Shelburne.
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  • The Coopers Inn, Shelburne.
    The Coopers Inn, Shelburne.
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  • The Sea Dog Saloon, Shelburne.
    The Sea Dog Saloon, Shelburne.
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Shelburne Things to Do

  • Dory Shop Museum

    DORY SHOP MUSEUM:For almost one hundred years the dory was one of the most important small boats in the Atlantic Provinces and parts of New England. When John William's Dory Shop was established in 1880, it was part of a dory-building industry, which, at its peak, included at least seven shops along the Shelburne waterfront. During the early part...

  • The Muir-Cox Shipyard

    The Muir-Cox Shipyard at the south end of Dock Street in Shelburne is one of the oldest shipyards in Nova Scotia, having been in almost continuous operation from the 1820s (William Muir) until 1984 (William and George Cox). It turned out everything from stately square-rigged barques to internationally acclaimed yachts and workmanlike fishing boats....

  • Shelburne County Museum

    This museum features one of the oldest fire pumpers in North America, permanent exhibits of Shipbuilding in Shelburne and the Shelburne Loyalists, and temporary and traveling exhibits. For the summer of 2000 the exhibit is on 20th century Shelburne. There is also a resource centre which includes microfilms of 18th to 20th century Shelburne...

  • Ross-Thomson House

    ROSS-THOMSON HOUSE & STORE MUSEUM:By 1784 Loyalists on the run from the American Revolution had swelled Shelburne's small population to 10,000-twice as many as Halifax and more than Montreal or Quebec. The new settlers included George and Robert Ross, sons of a Scottish merchant, who opened a store on Charlotte Lane, adjoining their house. They...

  • Canvas Sailcloth

    In the 18th and 19th centuries canvas sailcloth was used as a floor covering in many a seafarer's home. It was often the only material available to cover drafty floor boards. Decorative painting added color and charm and smaller mats were made from remnants.The sailcloth artist was often inspired by traditional hooked rug patterns, nautical scenes...

  • Waterfront Gallery

    Welcome to the 'Newest Gallery & Cafe in Canada', where they show some of the coolest stuff produced by your neighbors in the North and East. We're on the Beautiful Waterfront in Historic Shelburne, Nova Scotia, original home to the loyalist settlers from the American Revolution. Just off Highway 103 in the 'banana belt' of Nova Scotia, we're only...


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  • A table with a view.

    The Sea Dog Saloon is situated in a great position on Dock Street in Shelburne right on the waters edge. We were only in town for 1 night but visited The Sea Dog Saloon twice !! We sat out on the deck for lunchtime drinks, Mozza sticks and deep fried pepperoni while enjoying the sunshine and the lovely view. We returned for a meal early evening...

  • One of the options for a beautiful meal

    Charlotte Lane CafeExit 25 or 26 off Hwy 103. Heritage property offering relaxed dining. Menu offers refreshing salads, flavourful pastas, fresh local seafood and mouth-watering desserts, prepared by award-winning Swiss Chef/Owner Roland Glauser. Cosy restaurant or garden patio seating available. Guaranteed personal, knowledgable & friendly...

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  • The Waterfront Heritage District

    The waterfront Heritage District retains an aura of the 18th century. You will enjoy a visit to the Museum Complex; to the Ross-Thomson House, which has the oldest restored store in North America; the Shelburne County Museum, which has the oldest fire pumper in North America; the Dory Shop, where the art of dory-making is demonstrated each day...

  • Shelburne's Claim to Faim

    Shelburn's Waterfront is where they filmed most of the movie the Scarlet letter. Many of the building built for the scenery are still there, and others of the which already existed there were used in the scenery.

  • Shelburne Shore

    Shelburne is nestled on the third finest natural harbour in the world and were once the fourth largest community in North America when, in 1783 about 3000 United Empire Loyalists arrived in ships from New York City and the population quickly grew to more than 10,000. As a result of this migration, nearby Birchtown became the first free black...


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