Jost House Museum, Sydney

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#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Sydney
One of the oldest preserved wooden houses in colonial Sydney, Jost House Museum 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. Arrange to visit Jost House Museum and other attractions in Sydney using our Sydney day trip website .
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  • Sydney's two historic homes, the Jost House and the Cossit house are manned by volunteers who will share extensive knowledge of the dwellings and of the town of Sydney with you. We were told to listen...  more »
  • Very good host at the Jost House full of interesting anecdotes about the history of the place. Well worth the visit.  more »
  • Just a couple minutes walk from the big fiddle. It's the oldest home in Sydney with lots of photos and exhibits. Well worth the visit.  more »
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  • Awesome and had a wonderful time. The man showing us around was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Had a delightful time.
  • Awesome tour. Reccomend it. Great historical content
  • 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!
  • Good for your experience
  • Great insight into the history of Nova Scotia
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