Bedford’s Historic Destination

Bedford’s Historic Destination

Scott Manor House

Community Museum and Heritage Resource Centre
A registered heritage property, built c. 1770 as the family home of Joseph and Margaret Scott, near the old Fort Sackville site.

Today, it is home to the Fort Sackville Foundation.

The Scott Manor House is open to the public during seasonal hours. Admission is free; donations are very much appreciated.

Collections and Resources

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.

Visitor Information

Summer Season:  Scott Manor House is looking forward to welcoming summer visitors.  We can’t wait to show you Bedford’s oldest home, nestled on beautiful grounds and steps away from the site of old Fort Sackville. We’d like to help you explore Bedford’s heritage through our collections and local history publications. It will be wonderful to once again greet you with a warm hello at our summer program events. While we have put much of COVID behind us, visitors to the house, including researchers, must adhere to the following:

Visitors to the House

Research Appointments

Other ways to explore our resources: Visit the NovaMuse website to sample some of the Scott Manor House collection or visit the reference section of the Bedford Public Library to easily access our  local history publications.

Events & News

Our summer program of exhibits, art & crafts shows, musical events, and presentations, is open to the public. During the fall, winter and spring, the Fort Sackville Foundation offers community events, and welcomes members of the public to general meetings, some of which feature guest speakers. You can see a listing of the planned activities by clicking here.

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