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Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

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471 Poplar Dr, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia B2W 4L2, Canada
+1 902-434-0222
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Lovely & unexpected!

Cute little farm located in the middle of a housing development. Great for young children (the... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
VAnge514
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Montreal, Canada
via mobile
Great family spot

A great attraction for all ages. The children will love the animals and the adults will appreciate... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
JeanYHZ
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Waverley, Canada
via mobile
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The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, "The Farm Museum", is an original Cole Harbour farm, cultivated continuously for over 200 years. It began public programming in 1978 with one week of farm anima exhibits and heritage demonstrations. In the decades since, the Farm has grown to encompass eight exhibit buildings representing the evolution of agricultural life and opens its doors seven days a week from May 15 to October 15 every year. From May to October every year there are a variety of animals on site usually including sheep, lambs, chickens, and chicks, goats, and kids, ducklings, and calves. During hours of operation feel free to come and visit the farm and the animals, admission is by donation or book a group tour! Open from May 15 to October 15: Hours of operation are 10:00am-4:00pm Monday-Saturday and 12:00-4:00pm Sunday & Holidays
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471 Poplar Dr, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia B2W 4L2, Canada
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+1 902-434-0222
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Cute little farm located in the middle of a housing development. Great for young children (the animals) and for grandparents (all the history)

Thank VAnge514
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

A great attraction for all ages. The children will love the animals and the adults will appreciate the historic aspect of the farm. The Rose & Kettle Tea Room had a delicious lunch ... the scones with cream and home made jam were to die...More

Thank JeanYHZ
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

A friend and I enjoyed an hour or so wandering around the farm after having lunch in Tearoom. It's so interesting & a great place to bring children.

Thank lynnsurette
Reviewed 15 October 2016

It's like a little oasis in the middle of the city. I couldn't believe this amazing little spot exisited, and after never hearing about it, we had a amazing family adventure. From checking on the animals, (cows, sheep, chickens, pigs) to walking through the garden...More

1  Thank Regan A
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We love coming to the farm museum, whether it's for a little peaceful walk through the gardens and the barn, or into the Rose & Kettle Tea Room for tea or lunch (and always with dessert!), or to attend one of the events. We always...More

1  Thank Sherri T
ColeHarbourFarm, General Manager at Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you very much Sherri for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoy so many aspects of the Farm Museum. "Refreshed", along with relaxed, restorative....these are some of our favourite adjectives to hear from visitors. There is something very special about reconnecting...More

Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Had lunch food is good quite hot in Restaurant no air conditioner. Noticed a lot of ants in the restaurant. Farm area is good to see inside city.More

Thank Bruce H
ColeHarbourFarm, General Manager at Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Thank you for your recent visit and review. We are very glad you were pleased to see this piece of farming history preserved in what is now an urban area. We do work hard to combat ants in our 175 year old farmhouse which houses...More

Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

A great little farm to visit in the heart of Dartmouth. Great events in the summer for family. One of my favorites....Strawberry SocialMore

1  Thank Terri S
ColeHarbourFarm, General Manager at Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Thank you for your recent review and we are so glad to hear that you enjoy our Strawberry Social. It is our most popular event. We are dedicated to keeping this piece of farming history alive and grateful that visitors recognize its value to their...More

Reviewed 13 December 2015

You should make an effort to come out to see this place. Give the chance to see and touch some of the animals. They have it all done up for the Holidays and have a great collection of Photos and artefacts from the area.

2  Thank dgg123
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Pigs and calves were outside, the pigs in a very small enclosure. Two large sheep were in a dark barn in a very small enclosure. The fancy chickens were in a crowded small cage in the same dark barn. I live in Wales where sheep...More

2  Thank GillygemsWales
ColeHarbourFarm, General Manager at Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2015

We are very sorry to read of your disappointment with the accessibility of our museum and our animal spaces. The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum is owned and operated by the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society, a small community group with a volunteer Board of...More

Reviewed 5 June 2015

Do bring the kids and the kid at heart here to see the Working Farm and pet the animals. It is a little bit of history that is still alive and well in the city.

2  Thank dgg123
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