Perkins House Museum will be closed for season so that work can be undertaken to address structural issues. Our top priority is to ensure the safety of staff and visitors while this preservation project goes forward. The museum is expected to re-open in 2019.

Perkins House is the oldest dwelling in the Nova Scotia Museum collection. This charming example of a Cape Cod was built in 1766 for Simeon Perkins, a native of Connecticut. Perkins came to Nova Scotia in 1762 during the Planter migration and participated in Privateering, soon becoming one of Liverpool’s leading citizens. Among the many features of this graceful old home is the Perkins Diary, Simeon’s 40 year testimonial to colonial life in Liverpool. Be careful of the “ghosts” of the house – they pop up at any moment and help tell the story of this fascinating man and the age in which he lived.

GPS 44.040339, -64.712369

105 Main Street, Liverpool

Open June 1 – October 15.
Monday – Saturday 9:30-5:30, Sunday 1-5:30.
Admission $4.00/adult, $9/family

Check out the Perkins House listing on for more information on the building.