Chestico Museum & Historical Society

Chestico Museum & Historical SocietyRoute 19, 1 km west of Port Hood
Box 144, Port Hood NS

B0E 2W0

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Get a taste of life in a rural Cape Breton community over the past two hundred years. A collection of artifacts traces the history of the fishing, farming, mining and lumbering life of this historic sea side community. View our collection of over four hundred Chestico House Histories, stories of Pioneer People and special historic events.  Check out our genealogical information on local families plus our collection of black and white photographs.  A gift shop on site sells local handicrafts, plus a variety of books and CDs of local authors and musicians.

The Chestico Museum is located on the outskirts of Port Hood at 8095 Route 19 in Harbourview.  We are on the Ceilidh Trail, Highway 19, approximately 25 minutes north of the Canso Causeway.

Hours of Operation:

During July and August, the Chestico Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 until 5:00.  Saturdays we are open from Noon until 4:00.

June, September and October we are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 until 5:00.

Our 2012 season will run from May 30th until October 14th.

Admission is $2.00 per person or $5 per family.  Members of the Chestico Museum & Historical Society are entitled to free admission.


Operated by Chestico Museum and Historical Society.