Thursday, July 22, 2010

Five Century House Tour - Part 1

If you are interested in old houses, fine craftsmanship, architectural detail, or the history of Annapolis Royal, you will want to mark your calendars for August 28, 2010. This is the day of the Five Century House Tour. On this day you will be able to explore six private homes, three museums, the Historic Gardens and one of our fine inns during the daytime. In addition to this, a lucky few will visit a mystery house where they will learn its impressive story. In the evening we are providing an innovative musical tour through historic buildings and landscapes in Annapolis Royal.

The Five Century House tour is a combined fundraiser for the Annapolis Heritage Society and the Historic Gardens. As we come up to the event, I will try to write about some of the properties which will be on display. Each of the properties featured in this post are featured during the daytime tour. The properties range in age from the 1710 Sinclair Inn Museum to the modern Dahms House which was built in 2009. To extend our historic time frame a bit (allowing for the fifth century), we are including the Maison Acadienne at the Historic Gardens. This building is a reproduction of a circa 1671 Acadian dwelling based on archaeological excavations in the Annapolis Royal area. If you are interested in ticket information please email

All for now,

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