Evergreen House - Historic Places Days

Evergreen House

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
House Museum/Homestead
26 Newcastle Street, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3M5, Canada
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Open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10am-5pm. We recommend booking an appointment due to current gathering restrictions. Helen's Garden open all day.

Evergreen House is a beautiful classic Victorian house. It was built in 1867 for Judge Alexander James and his family. It was famously home to Dr. Helen Creighton, first lady of Folklore. Today it is the home base for The Dartmouth Heritage Museum. Come and explore our current exhibits: Evergreen in the Victorian Era, The Dartmouth Makers’ Gallery, Helen Creighton and the World of Folklore, Explosion! Dartmouth’s Ordeal of the 1917 Disaster, Toys Through Time, and the Victorian Nursery. We also have a small gift shop on site.

Admission is free, and donations are welcome.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Fun Facts

Evergreen was completed in 1867.

The home was designed by well-known local architect Henry Elliot.



26 Newcastle Street, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3M5, Canada
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