Knaut-Rhuland House, Lunenburg

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Knaut–Rhuland House is a historic 18th-century house in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is a designated a National Historic Site of Canada, as well as a Provincially Registered Property under the provincial Heritage Property Act. It is located within the Old Town Lunenburg World Heritage Site. The Knaut–Rhuland House is owned by the Lunenburg Heritage Society, which operates a museum in the house open to the public during the summer.HistoryThe house is named for its first two owners. The first owner, Benjamin Knaut, had the house built in 1793. Benjamin was one of the town’s first sheriffs, a trader and a privateer. The second owner, Conrad Rhuland, was also a trader and ship owner and during the War of 1812 was a privateer’s prize master.DescriptionThe houses' design is British Classicism. The entrance door is framed by sidelights and there is a transom window overhead. All windows are multi - paned six over six and many have the original old glass.The foundation is stone, more than two feet thick, and is built around two chimneys.
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  • August 14, 2017
    From the advertising "see how people lived at the time" , I was expecting to see lots of furniture, dishes, etc, from the era, but most of the rooms were full of printed informational posters about th...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    This provided a very useful introduction to the town, explaining much about the early residents and bringing the history to life with displays of costumes etc.  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    We were given an excellent free guided tour of this house by a very pleasant girl in period costume. It was very interesting to hear of its history and how people used to live in Lunenburg. They also ...  more »

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Among the brightly painted houses in central Lunenburg, you'll find an array of welcoming bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and privately owned inns. Almost all offer breakfast and free parking included in the price, and their proximity to the water means you'll enjoy pleasant views no matter where you choose to stay. If you prefer to look back on the colorful town, stay south of the center along Masons Beach Road.
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