Ross Farm Museum

New Ross, Nova Scotia

Ross Farm Museum

Ross Farm Museum, New Ross, Nova Scotia

shoeing oxen As many of the museums scattered across Nova Scotia, Ross Farm tells us the story of rural life and farming 100 to 175 years ago. Captain Ross was given 800 acres of land free for past military service in 1816 and after 5 generations of the family farmed here, some of the land was purchased by New Ross District Museum Society.

Feild at ross farm Ross Farm is a peaceful place with lots to see with interpreters dressed in the costume of the day working as the generations of Ross family would have worked. The blacksmith was shoeing an ox, a team of oxen were tilling the fields, the cooper was making barrels and the women were cooking and doing dishes in Rose Bank Cottage.

What makes this museum different is the heritage breeds of many animals who are around the property as you visit the buildings. See one of my favorite pictures of the roster and the hen by the barn door.

Take the day and enjoy the farm. I suspect the black lamb we saw is already growing up; however, the beautiful dishes of the period are still showing in Rose Bank Cottage dining-room. Activities occur throughout the day so check the website to see what is going on. A great way to see the farm is the horse and buggy ride. Take a quiet day and watch for all the animals as you tour the farm and ask questions of the friendly interpreters about this important part of Nova Scotia history.

Check out their website HERE

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