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knowledge, skills and traditions of dory building is important in Shelburne, making this museum an excellent place to learn and share. And with only a one-minute walk to your final museum, the Ross-Thomson House and Store Museum will end your day on a delightful note. Learn about trades and life as a Loyalist refugee in 18th-century Shelburne at this preserved historical house. Ross-Thomson House tour guides are enthusiastic about the history and their presentation, creating both an enjoyable and educational experience. Less than a 10-minute drive from the Shelburne’s Museums by the Sea is another museum to add to your itinerary. The Black Loyalist Heritage Centre provides historical information about the Black Loy - alist community in Shelburne in the 1700s. In the 1780s, Shelburne County was home to the largest settlement of free Black people outside of Africa. The Black Loyalist Heritage Centre goes into depth about the hardships and accomplishments by some of the earliest settlers in Canada, the Black Loyal - ists. The centre offers guided and virtual tours. We recommend taking a tour at the Black Loyalist Heri - tage Centre to learn Centre to learn more about this important piece of Shelburne’s history. Back in the town of Shelburne, we recommend shopping at Tottie’s Crafts to take home that spe - cial souvenir from your visit. Tottie’s Crafts opened in 1982 and is run by volunteers. While promoting local artisans, a portion of the sales at Tottie’s goes to supporting waterfront projects, festivals, and the local fire department. All products at Tottie’s Crafts are made in Nova Scotia or New Brunswick. Some of the products for sale include paintings, pottery, jewellery, knitting, soaps, teas and much more. With a large variety of products, you will certainly find the perfect gift for yourself or your loved ones at Tottie’s Crafts. After a long day of exploring, we recommend landing at Boxing Rock Brewery for a drink and a meal. Lo - cated on Water St. in the town of Shelburne, Boxing Rock produces a wide range of craft beers, and food options made with local ingredients. But if you’re looking for a kid-friendly restaurant, we recommend The Ship’s Galley Pub and Eatery. Also located on Water St., this seafood restaurant is a local favourite and serves delicious pub fare and seafood cuisine.

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burne Harbour, which is the third largest natural harbour in the world. The lighthouse is known for its distinct ar - chitecture and makes for captivating photographs. During low tide, visitors are able to walk out to the lighthouse and enjoy the sand bar. Sandy Point is a family-friendly area that encourages building sandcastles and making memories. There is also a community centre with snacks, washrooms, and a picnic area on the shoreline. It may be hard to leave the sandy beach, but the town of Shelburne has fun indoor attractions as well! Shel - burne’s Museums by the Sea include three local museums nearly one on top of the other that are all ready for you to explore, starting at the Shelburne County Museum. Discover a little bit of everything as the Shelburne County Museum shares the county’s history dating back thousands of years. The museum displays artifacts, portraits, maps, and documents for visitors to observe. Directly across the street is the Dory Shop Museum. Built in 1880, this authentic dory factory is in the heart of Shelburne’s dory building traditions. Dories are small, lightweight boats with flat bottoms and high sides, and able to withstand the rough ocean waves. Sharing the

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