Registered Heritage Property – Davison-Kennedy Property c 1839
The heritage house of shipbuilder James B. Davison and has been home to the Wallace and Area Museum since 1990. It is located on a beautiful property that borders the Wallace Harbour along the Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia. The Museum may be temporarily closed to the public due to COVID but there is still a lot that you can see and do! Come for the drive and stay to visit our floral gardens, picnic in the apple orchard, or walk along our 7 kms of wooded trails. Enjoy the beauty and change of scenery at the Wallace and Area Museum.
This museum is located in a late 1830s home on Nova Scotia’s Northumberland Shore. Set amid 91 hectares (225 acres) and offering seven kilometres of forest trails, the property features gardens, orchards and extensive woodlands. When the house became a museum in 1992, mint, wild thyme, mallow and golden glow predominated in the largely overgrown garden. Museum horticulturalists and volunteers researched mid-Victorian gardens (1840 to 1860) to create a landscape reflective of the house’s early years. Now, you can stroll among many varieties of flowers from spring through fall, including daffodils, bearded irises, sedum, Solomon’s seal, peonies and asters. Bring a picnic to the apple orchard, take a deep breath in the sweetly scented herb garden, and enjoy tea and desserts on the veranda.