Ross Thomson House & Store Museum

Record #: TOS0009
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016
Last Full Update: 01 Apr 2015


Located In Shelburne (town of)
Where To Find Us
9 Charlotte Lane
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0
Areas Served Shelburne County


Phone 902-875-3219
Mailing Address c/o Shelburne Historical Society 
PO Box Box 39 
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0

Description & Services

By 1784 Loyalists on the run from the American Revolution had swelled Shelburne's small population to 10,000-twice as many as Halifax and more than Montreal or Quebec. 
The new settlers included George and Robert Ross, sons of a Scottish merchant, who opened a store on Charlotte Lane, adjoining their house. 
They traded Shelburne's pine boards, codfish and pickled herring in foreign ports for salt, tobacco, molasses and dry goods which they then sold to the new settlers. 
The store eventually closed in the 1880s. 
Today, the Ross-Thomson House & Store Museum, the only original store building remaining in Shelburne, is restored as it was in the 1820s.
Hours 9:30 am - 5:30 pm , 7 days a week from June 1 - mid October
Dates June 1 to October 15

Special Information

Tags Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Special Interest ; Visual Arts