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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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  • Period dress docents offer interesting facts of the family and their descendants in the area. Costume exhibit.  more »
  • Small museum highlighting some of the important historical information of Lunenburg. This is a self guided tour so I'm not sure this would be the best acitivity for small kids, but for adults that enj...  more »
  • We were a bit let down by our experience here, since there wasn't a guide to provide information concerning the house. We were glad we had already visited the Ross-Thomson House in Shelburne where we ...  more »