An historic district with exceptional views of  the 3rd best natural harbour in the world

Discover Shelburne's Historic Waterfront

10 blocks wide and centuries deep in heritage, architecture and legends. Imagine: arriving with 10,000 others from New York and the American Revolution. Clearing the land, struggling to survive and thrive. Becoming a citizen of this 18th Century Loyalist town as it flourishes as a major shipbuilding and fishing centre!


Witness the age of sail as it wanes and gives way to a new era that would change the face of the historic waterfront forever: Hollywood!


Electrical cables were buried and buildings were refurbished or erected when films such as The Scarlet Letter were filmed on the waterfront over 20 years ago.  


Shelburne's Historic Waterfront

Museums by the Sea

20 Dock Street, P.O. Box 39

Shelburne, Nova Scotia   B0T 1W0

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