Bedford’s Historic Destination

Scott Manor House

Community Museum and Heritage Resource Centre
Scott Manor House is a registered heritage property, that was built c. 1770 as the family home of Joseph and Margaret Scott, and was located beside Fort Sackville, at the head of Bedford Basin.

Today, it is home to the Fort Sackville Foundation.

Admission to the house and museum is free; donations are very much appreciated. [see the hours of operation below]

Scott Manor House Museum

Discover Bedford’s History
Explore our collections of artifacts, photos, exhibits and other resources, and visit our Reading Room. Learn more about the community of Bedford, its people and heritage. Contact us for more information.

We’re Hiring –
Student Summer Jobs

We have 3 positions available, which are as follows:

  • Heritage Interpreter / Archival Assistant (x2)  
  • Heritage Interpreter / Communications


Must be accepted at or currently attending university, and returning to university in the fall.

All positions will require working at Scott Manor House

Employment period: 12 Weeks, June 10-August 30th

Wage: $15.50/per hour, 40 hours a week

Closing date: April 15th by noon

For a detailed job description, please click the link here.

Tea Room

The Tea Room will reopen in July.

We will be open during the summer to serve our delicious oatcakes alongside a pot of tea and, if you desire, ice cream.  We look forward to welcoming you back in 2024.

Our Tea Room is operated by volunteers and all proceeds go to supporting the Museum.

Visitor Information

For the 2024 summer season, Scott Manor House will be in full operation from the 24th of June through the 29th of August.

During this period we will be open for visits by the public and will be conducting guided tours between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.

The Tea Room will open two weeks later, on the 8th of July, and serve guests from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm seven days a week.

We are very proud to showcase Bedford’s oldest home, nestled on beautiful grounds and steps away from the site of old Fort Sackville.

Although our doors are not currently open to the public, we’d like to continue to help you to explore Bedford’s heritage through our collections and local history publications.

Our Latest Announcement

  • Newsletter February/March 2024
  • Annual General Meeting
    Fort Sackville Foundation – Annual General Meeting Thursday, March 14, 2024 7:00 pm at the Scott Manor We will be celebrating our efforts to maintain the Scott Manor House during 2023, and the many facets of the history of Bedford. Members will be electing a new Board of Directors. All are welcome to attend this event !!
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