Bedford’s Historic Destination

Scott Manor House

A Heritage Property, a Community Museum and a 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.

Summer Program 2024

We’re delighted to present this year’s summer program.

Join us for a series of engaging workshops, including the art of cookie decoration, jewelry crafting and the intricate designs of henna art. Plus we welcome back Maureen and Angus for yoga sessions on the lawn. Our esteemed lineup of musical acts is returning to entertain you once more. Please peruse the full list of events.

We can’t wait to welcome you back.

Tea Room

The Tea Room will reopen on the 1st of July.

We will be open seven days a week during the summer to serve our delicious oatcakes alongside a pot of tea and, if you desire, ice cream.

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

Scott Manor House will be in full operation from the 24th of June until the 29th of August. We will be open for visits by the public and will be conducting guided tours between 11 am and 4 pm.

The Tea Room will open for the season on Canada Day, the 1st of July, and serve guests from 2 pm until 4 pm, seven days a week.

Meet the members of our staff who will welcome you in the Summer of ’24.

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

Our Latest Announcements

  • Darmouth Concert Band Postponed until July 25
    The concert by the Dartmouth Concert Band scheduled for tonight at 6:30 pm is postponed. It will now take place on Thursday the 25th of July, its rain date, starting at 6:30 pm.
  • Closed All Day on 17 July 2024
    Scott Manor House, including the Tea Room, will be closed all day on the 17th of July. We will be open again on the 18th.
  • CTV Visits Scott Manor House Museum
    CTV came to interview us and to learn about the 250th celebration of Scott Manor House, watch the clip here https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2956361
  • Georgian Social – 29 June 2 pm to 4 pm
    The Georgian Social – 29th of June – from 2 pm to 4 pm Please join as we host the annual Georgian Social Event to celebrate Bedford Days on June 29th. We’re so excited to welcome everyone back to Scott Manor House as we open the doors once again. There will be: Please bring your lawn chairs and, as appropriate, your umbrella, so that, rain or shine, you can take… Read more: Georgian Social – 29 June 2 pm to 4 pm
  • Celebrate 250 Years of History at Scott Manor House
    Scott Manor House is celebrating 250 years of history. Join us for a remarkable celebration of Scott Manor House turning 250 years old! Bedford’s oldest residence and the second oldest in Nova Scotia. Scott Manor is commemorating its rich colonial heritage with a special exhibit that transports visitors through time. Four captivating vignettes will highlight key eras in the manor’s storied past: We invite you to tour this architectural gem… Read more: Celebrate 250 Years of History at Scott Manor House
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