Fort Point Museum
Located on a picturesque point at the mouth of the LaHave River, the ocean-side views are breath taking. This National Historic Site was the first capital of New France in 1632, the beginning steps of Acadian history in Canada. The quaint building on site was once a lighthouse keeper’s home and is part of Nova Scotia’s proud lighthouse heritage.
Today, the museum celebrates the LaHave community from the first inhabitants to the present day, with treasures, activities and stories that bring our past to life.
In June 1969 a group of local citizens sharing a common love for history, especially the history of Lunenburg Country, held a meeting to appoint directors to what became the Lunenburg County Historical Society.
In 1971 the Provincial Government, which had acquired the Fort Point historical site from the Federal Government in 1965, granted the society the use of the Fort Point lighthouse keeper’s house to be used as a museum. A year later the house had been transformed into a museum and its grand opening took place on September 7th, 1972.
The Lunenburg County Historical Society and Fort Point Museum have grown and evolved over the years, but retain the same focus- the history of the LaHave River estuary and its hinterland.
Civic Address: 100 Fort Point Road LaHave NS
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