After an afternoon of museum expeditions, you won’t want to stop soaking up the East Coast history. Stopping at the Fort Point Lighthouse will be the cherry on top. Just off Main Street in Liverpool on Fort Point Lane is a small, charming lighthouse. Built in 1855, Fort Point Lighthouse was constructed to help sailors make their way along the coast and locate the entrance to Liverpool. It is one of the oldest surviving lighthouses in Nova Scotia and tourists are welcome to go inside and experience the beautiful view of the harbour. Fort Point Lighthouse is open seasonally from June to mid-October with free admission. Despite being a small community, there is no shortage of food options in Liverpool to try, so we promise that you will not go hungry.
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Liverpool is a coastal community located along the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Liverpool’s harbour was utilized as a seasonal campsite by the Mi’kmaq for over 5000 years before European settlement. Liverpool was established by British settlers in 1759 and was named after Liverpool, England. The early European settlers were mostly fishermen and foresters. Shipbuilding and nearby lumbering gained popularity especially in the late 1800s.
In the 1770s, American privateer ships created chaos along Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Ships were being am - bushed and even stolen right out of the Liverpool harbour. In 1777 the people of Liverpool petitioned to fight back. With granted crown authorization to launch privateer ships of their own, Liverpool became a leading port for privateer vessels and were known internationally for their workmanship. In celebration of their privateer her - itage, the community hosts Privateer Days. A weekend event that includes a battle re-enactment, craft market, live music, fireworks and more. Liverpool welcomes all to this heritage festival that takes place in June. While we recommend taking a trip to Liverpool for Privateer Days, you can also learn about Liverpool’s privateer history at the Queen’s County Museum. Located on Main Street in Liverpool, the museum showcases the most extensive, permanent privateer exhibit in Nova Scotia. You can check out a replica 34-foot-long privateer ship, and Mi’kmaq birch bark canoe in the museum while you’re there. Liverpool is home to a variety of museums that display local history and artifacts that will give you something new to learn at each one you visit. A couple other notable museums include Perkins House Museum, a museum inside the historic house of Simeon Perkins. And Hank Snow Museum, a museum dedicated to the country musician Hank Snow located inside an old train station.
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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE • VOL 23 ISSUE 3
VOL 23 ISSUE 3 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
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