Jost Heritage House, Sydney

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One of the oldest preserved wooden houses in colonial Sydney, Jost Heritage House features a collection of Victorian relics, including a display of model marine vessels. The house originally belonged to an 18th-century ship owner before Tomas Jost, a successful merchant, bought it in 1837. Today it features a range of differently themed rooms--from a basement kitchen with a beehive oven to an apothecary with the early 20th-century medicinal utensils and substances. You can also watch onsite demonstrations of compounding medication the way it was done in the 19th century. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Jost Heritage House by using our Sydney trip generator.
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  • July 30, 2017
    This house is located in easy walking distance from the cruise ship port. Original house with some fine artifacts.  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    This is a little gem within walking distance of the cruise port. Original historic home staffed by costumed tour guides that are full of interesting information about the homes' history and Canada in ...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    Closed on a date and time it was posted to be open. Unlikely to try to visit again. If they are closed, they should correct their website.  more »
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  • June 8, 2017
    I am a local and twice I have taken my children here. We delight in the costumes and stories and how excitedly all the staff tell them. They give you one of a kind information and beyond friendly service. You are allowed to browse upstairs for as long as you want and take pictures. The staff went above friendly and courteous. One lady even hugged my elderly mother, completely making her day!
  • April 1, 2017
    Jost House, 54 Charlotte Street in Sydney, Nova Scotia is a two storey wood framed home located on north Charlotte Street in a residential area with many heritage properties. Built in 1786, during the founding and Loyalist settlement of Sydney, it is one of the oldest residential buildings in the city. What makes this museum such a little gem are the guides. Dressed in period clothes, they share their knowledge and love for the house. An era gone by, but documented through stories, artifacts, trinkets and folklore. The amount of historical and cultural info given is amazing but it was also very enjoyable. This house has been restored but with such fine care to attention. The lower cellar level with the kitchen may be a little challenging for some with the steep steps and low head room. The main floor has some very nice antiques...especially the bed. The upper floor contains paraphernalia collected from the town's people. The most interesting items to peruse. For $3/person, this museum is a great value. The volunteers are Cape Bretoner's and have stories to tell. Sit down and enjoy all they have to share. Oral storytelling is underrated. Enjoy!
  • February 15, 2017
    I never actually went in but I skate by here a lot and it looks cool
  • July 29, 2016
    Way overpriced, it's basically a cash grab tourist trap

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