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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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  • The Jost House Museum was two blocks from the cruise ship dock in Sydney, Nova Scotia, so we decided to go there 1st. BIG Mistake! Everyone else decided to do it 1st also. There must have been three l...  more »
  • My wife and I spent a day wandering the streets of Sydney and stumbled upon this gem. The house is full of period exhibits with explanations provided. The docents add greatly to the experience as they...  more »
  • Jost House has been in Sydney a long time and has had a variety of occupants and functions, including as a general store. More recently it has been restored as a very small representation of what life...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • I never actually went in but I skate by here a lot and it looks cool
  • Way overpriced, it's basically a cash grab tourist trap