Ross Farm Museum, New Ross

#9 of 86 in Museums in Southwest Nova Scotia
Must see · History Museum · Farm
Established in 1969, The Ross Farm Museum is located on highway #12 in New Ross, Nova Scotia, just 15 minutes from the Lighthouse route, or 25 minutes from the Gloosecap trail. Our Museum is a living, working, farm museum depicting 150 years of agriculture in Nova Scotia. We are a single family upland farm on land originally granted to Captain William Ross. Ross Farm Museum is still being farmed with Oxen, the way it was in the late 1800’s. In Rosebank Cottage, the original home of the Ross family built in 1817, you may see food being prepared over an open fire, straw hats being woven, wool or flax being spun, butter being churned, or many other skills being demonstrated that were daily chores for our forefathers, but are now almost lost.

We have a working blacksmith shop where hardware is produced for the farm, as well we shoe approximately 60 pairs of oxen each year. There is also a working stave mill and cooperage producing barrels, the original workshop where products such as butter churns, spoons, buckets and even snow shoes are made, you might have a chance to take part in a class in our one room school.

During your visit to Nova Scotia, Ross Farm Museum is definitely worth taking the time to visit, it will provide you an opportunity to experience ”An Adventure in Rural Living”.
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  • Great to have Ross Farm open again for everyone and families. Nice to chat with the knowledgeable costumed interpreters around the farm. Watching the barrel maker, blacksmith, farmer store clerk...  more »
  • Fascinating to see how our ancestors may have lived a hundred years ago. The old equipment on display is a reminder that necessity and function do not always have to be complicated. Have been here...  more »
  • Very interesting place fund things to do very family-friendly
  • Farm/Country museum. Lovely place to visit with family and/or friends. Horse-drawn sleigh rides in winter.

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