Port Greville Lighthouse

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Port Greville Lighthouse Scenic Route: Glooscap Trail
County: Cumberland

45° 24' 52.5'' N
-64° 33' 09'' W

Season:May, June, September & October: Thursday thru Monday 10 am -6 pm and closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
July and August: open 7 days a week. 10 am -6 pm

Description:Come "sea" us for a step back in time. Timber to tall ships, the story of wind and wave.

The Age Of Sail museum complex, located at the Port Greville Lighthouse, is home to 6 display buildings including a 1854 converted church,1908 Port Greville Lighthouse,new wind and wave building, original blacksmith shop with working forge, bandsaw shed and boatshop as well as a wharf walkway and cafe/gift shop. Our hands on exhibits and guided tours,showcase our extensive collection over 3500 items,including models of lost lighthouses and sailing vessels.

From 1907 until 1981, the Port Greville lighthouse stood watch over a busy shipyard, welcoming schooners and fishing boats to this small community on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy. Then, in 1981, the small wooden "pepper pot" tower was cut in half and moved to the Canadian Coast Guard College campus in Sydney. Residents of Port Greville raised funds to have the lighthouse returned to its home in the summer of 1998, with the co-operation of the Canadian Coast Guard. The tower now stands sentinel at the Age of Sail Heritage Centre, a proud symbol of Port Greville's shipbuilding and seafaring history.

News and Events:Beginners Blacksmithing Workshops:
We will be running blacksmithing workshops 1st saturday of July, August and September, 2016. Cost is $150.00 per person. Free to watch.
See our course listings for details.

Lighthouse Open To Visitors Parking available. Food Available On Site. Picnic tables available. Washrooms available. Dog on leash only Admission fee charged. Guides or information boards. Museum On Site Birding & Nature Scenic location. Ecotour area