This house was built in 1766 for Simeon Perkins, merchant, judge and Member of the Assembly. Perkins was best known for the remarkable diary he kept.
Some of the accounts in his diary provide vivid details of:
- Everyday life in a colonial town
- Process of building of his house, now the Perkins House Museum
- His family's smallpox inoculation
Learn more about Perkins House
June 1st - October 15th
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Adult - $4.00
Family - $9.00
Includes admission to the Queens County Museum
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Let 21st century technology transport you Colonial Liverpool in the 1700s. Like friendly spectres from the 18th century, Simeon Perkins and his family will introduce you to family life during an exciting time in Nova Scotia's history. Meet our ghosts and help them reveal their fascinating stories and diverse opinions using interactive memory boxes.
Meet Simeon as he prepares for his day. Follow his wife Elizabeth and servant Mary Fowler, working in the pantry, as they share confidences about life in a busy household. Listen to the children's stories and watch them play marbles in the upstairs bedroom.