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Ross Farm

New Ross

Open year round - Ross Farm Museum is a window into the past of Nova Scotia’s rich agricultural history with many things to see and do for the whole family to enjoy.

Horse drawn carriage in snow with an old grey building in the background.

Established in 1969, The Ross Farm Museum is a living, working, farm museum depicting 150 years of agriculture in Nova Scotia. A single-family upland farm on land originally granted to Captain William Ross. Ross Farm Museum is still being farmed with oxen, the way it was in the late 1800s.

While you're here you have the opportunity to take a ride in their horse-drawn wagon. Occasionally, Ross Farm will offer horse-drawn sleigh rides as a special event.

Family of five walking through the snow towards the entrance to Ross Farm with a sign reading "Ross Farm Museum" and a fence behind them.

In Rosebank Cottage, the original home of the Ross family built in 1817, you may see food being prepared over an open fire, straw hats being woven, wool or flax being spun, butter being churned, or many other skills demonstrations that were daily chores for our ancestors, but are now almost lost.

Woman pulling a child on a sled through snow with a brown and red barn in the background.

Ross Farm comes complete with a working blacksmith shop where hardware is produced for the farm and where approximately 30 teams of oxen are shoed each year. There is also a working stave mill and cooperage producing barrels - the original workshop where products such as butter churns, spoons, buckets and even snow shoes are made. You also might have a chance to take part in a class in the one room school house.

A visit to Ross Farm is an opportunity to experience ”An Adventure in Rural Living”.

With events and workshops happening throughout the year - there's always something to see and enjoy!

Poster with cows reading "Established 1816. Ross farm. A living heritage farm. A part of the Nova Scotia museum".

That includes the Ross Farm's annual Pumpkin Harvest, Maple Syrup celebration and Christmas on the Farm just to name a few!