Knaut-Rhuland House Museum - Historic Places Days

Knaut-Rhuland House Museum

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
House Museum/Homestead
125 Pelham Street, Lunenburg, NS, Canada
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Monday to Saturday: 11am - 5pm Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

The Knaut-Rhuland House is a late eighteenth century two and-a-half storey wooden structure and recognized as a Municipal, Provincial and National Historic Site. Located in the heart of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the house is set immediately on the sidewalk, and is situated close to its neighbours. The building is currently a museum. The Knaut-Rhuland House was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 2002.

The Knaut-Rhuland House Museum provides visitors with an insight of early residential life in Lunenburg from 1753 to 1910. Interpretation is provided on the settlement of Foreign Protestants, Lunenburg as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Lunenburg Architecture. Traditional crafts were also an important component of residential life in Lunenburg and museum interpreters and volunteers demonstrate these crafts through the summer.

Admission to the museum is free, however donations are gratefully accepted.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Fun Facts

The Knaut-Rhuland is the oldest building in Lunenburg that is open to the public.

Are you superstitious? Many residents of Lunenburg, past and present were. Come see a shoe used to ward off evil spirits – it’s still in the wall at the house!



125 Pelham Street, Lunenburg, NS, Canada
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