Designations of
National Historic Significance
in Nova Scotia


85 National Historic Sites

67 National Historic Persons

42 National Historic Events





National Historic Sites

  1   Acacia Grove / Prescott House
        Starrs Point, Nova Scotia


  2   Admiralty House
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


  3   Africville
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


  4   Akins House
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


  5   Alexander Graham Bell
        Baddeck, Nova Scotia


  6   Annapolis County Court House
        Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia


  7   Annapolis Royal Historic District
        Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia


  8   Antigonish County Court House
        Antigonish, Nova Scotia


  9   Argyle Township Court House and Jail
        Tusket, Nova Scotia


10   Beaubassin
        Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia


11   Bedford Petroglyphs
        Bedford, Nova Scotia


12   Black-Binney House
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


13   Bloody Creek
        Bridgetown, Nova Scotia


14   Canso Islands
        Canso, Nova Scotia


15   Cast Iron Facade / Coomb's Old English Shoe Store
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


16   Chapel Island
        Chapel Island, Nova Scotia


17   Chapman House
        Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia


18   Charles Fort
        Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia


19   Covenanters' Church
        Grand Pre, Nova Scotia


20   D'Anville's Encampment
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


21   Debert Palaeo-Indian Site
        Debert, Nova Scotia


22   Fernwood
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


23   Fort Anne
        Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia


24   Fort Edward
        Windsor, Nova Scotia


25   Fort LaHave
        La Have, Nova Scotia


26   Fort Lawrence
        Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia


27   Fort McNab
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


28   Fort St. Louis
        Port La Tour, Nova Scotia


29   Fortress of Louisbourg
        Louisbourg, Nova Scotia


30   Georges Island
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


31   Government House
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


32   Grand-Pre
        Grand Pre, Nova Scotia


33   Grand-Pre Rural Historic District
        Grand Pre, Nova Scotia


34   Granville Block
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


35   Grassy Island Fort
        Canso, Nova Scotia


36   Halifax Citadel
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


37   Halifax City Hall
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


38   Halifax Court House
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


39   Halifax Dockyard
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


40   Halifax Drill Hall
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


41   Halifax Public Gardens
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


42   Halifax Waterfront Buildings
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


43   Halifax WWII Coastal Defences
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


44   Henry House
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


45   HMCS Sackville
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


46   Hydrostone District
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


47   Jonathan McCully House
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


48   Kejimkujik
        Kejimkujik National Park of Canada , Nova Scotia


49   King's College
        Windsor, Nova Scotia


50   Knaut-Rhuland House
        Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


51   Ladies' Seminary
        Wolfville, Nova Scotia


52   Little Dutch (Deutsch) Church
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


53   Liverpool Town Hall
        Liverpool, Nova Scotia


54   Lunenburg Academy
        Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


55   Marconi
        Glace Bay, Nova Scotia


56   Marconi Wireless Station
        Port Morien, Nova Scotia


57   Melanson Settlement
        Lower Granville, Nova Scotia


58   Nova Scotia Coal Fields
        Sydney, Nova Scotia


59   Nova Scotia Coal Fields
        Stellarton , Nova Scotia


60   Old Barrington Meeting House
        Barrington, Nova Scotia


61   Old Burying Ground
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


62   Old Town Lunenburg Historic District
        Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


63   Pictou Academy
        Pictou, Nova Scotia


64   Pictou Railway Station (Intercolonial)
        Pictou, Nova Scotia


65   Pier 21
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


66   Port-Royal
        Port Royal, Nova Scotia


67   Prince of Wales Tower
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


68   Province House
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


69   Royal Battery
        Louisbourg, Nova Scotia


70   S.S. Acadia
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


71   Sainte-Anne / Port Dauphin
        Englishtown, Nova Scotia



(This Scotch Fort Historic Site is missing from the Parks Canada list.)

—   Scotch Fort
        Port Royal, Nova Scotia


72   Sinclair Inn / Farmer's Hotel
        Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia


73   Sir Frederick Borden Residence
        Canning, Nova Scotia


74   Springhill Coal Mining
        Springhill, Nova Scotia


75   St. George's Anglican Church / Round Church
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


76   St. John's Anglican Church
        Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


77   St. Mary's Basilica
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


78   St. Paul's Anglican Church
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


79   St. Peters
        St. Peter's, Nova Scotia


80   St. Peters Canal
        St. Peter's, Nova Scotia


81   Sydney WWII Coastal Defences
        Sydney, Nova Scotia


82   Trinity Anglican Church
        Digby, Nova Scotia


83   Truro Post Office
        Truro, Nova Scotia


84   Wolfe's Landing
        Kennington Cove, Nova Scotia


85   York Redoubt
        Halifax, Nova Scotia





National Historic Persons

  1   Akins, Thomas Beamish
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


  2   Archibald, Edith Jessie
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


  3   Archibald, Samuel George William
        Truro, Nova Scotia


  4   Archibald, Sir Adams George
        Truro, Nova Scotia


  5   Baldwin, Frederick Walker 'Casey'
        Baddeck, Nova Scotia


  6   Belcher, Sir Edward
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


  7   Borden, Sir Robert Laird
        Grand Pre, Nova Scotia


  8   Bourinot, Sir John George
        Sydney, Nova Scotia


  9   Cameron, George Frederick
        New Glasgow, Nova Scotia


10   Chandler, Edward Barron
        Amherst, Nova Scotia


11   Chase, William Henry
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


12   Christie, Robert
        Windsor, Nova Scotia


13   Collins, Enos
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


14   Cornwallis, Edward
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


15   Cosby, Admiral Phillips
        Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia


16   Cunard, Sir Samuel
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


17   Dawson, Dr. George Mercer
        Pictou, Nova Scotia


18   Dawson, Robert MacGregor
        Bridgewater, Nova Scotia


19   Dawson, Sir John William
        Pictou, Nova Scotia


20   Desbarres, Joseph Frederick Wallet
        Sydney, Nova Scotia


21   Dickey, Robert Barry
        Amherst, Nova Scotia


22   Fielding, William Stevens
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


23   Gesner, Abraham
        Chipman Corner, Nova Scotia


24   Grant, George Monro
        Stellarton, Nova Scotia


25   Haliburton, Sir Arthur Lawrence (Lord Haliburton)
        Windsor, Nova Scotia


26   Haliburton, Thomas Chandler
        Windsor, Nova Scotia


27   Henry, William Alexander
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


28   Howe, Joseph
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


29   La Boularderie, Sieurs de
        Alder Point, Nova Scotia


30   Langford, Sam
        Weymouth Falls, Nova Scotia


31   Macdonald, Major Margaret C.
        Bailey's Brook, Nova Scotia


32   Mascarene, Jean-Paul
        Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia


33   McCulloch, Reverend Thomas
        Pictou, Nova Scotia


34   McCully, Jonathan
        Amherst, Nova Scotia


35   McCurdy, John A. D.
        Baddeck, Nova Scotia


36   McKay, Donald
        Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia


37   Membertou (Anli-Maopeltoog)
        Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia


38   Menou d'Aulnay, Charles de
        Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia


39   Murdoch, Beamish
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


40   Murray, Rear Admiral Leonard Warren
        Pictou, Nova Scotia


41   Newcomb, Simon
        Wallace Bridge, Nova Scotia


42   Newton, Gilbert Stuart
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


43   Perkins, Simeon
        Liverpool, Nova Scotia


44   Preston, Reverend Richard
        No plaque in place
        Recommended location – Halifax, Nova Scotia


45   Ralston, James Layton
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


46   Richardson, Harriette Taber
        Lower Granville, Nova Scotia


47   Ritchie, John William
        No plaque in place
        Recommended location – Belmont, Nova Scotia


48   Saunders, Margaret Marshall
        Milton, Nova Scotia


49   Savalette, Captain
        Tor Bay, Nova Scotia


50   Slocum, Captain Joshua
        No plaque in place
        Recommended location – Nova Scotia


51   Thomas, William
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


52   Thompson, Sir John Sparrow David
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


53   Thompson, Stanley W.
        No plaque in place
        Recommended location – Cape Breton Highlands National Park


54   Tory, Henry Marshall
        Guysborough, Nova Scotia


55   Tupper, Sir Charles
        Warren, Nova Scotia


56   Uniacke, James Boyle
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


57   Vetch, Samuel, Annapolis Royal
        Nova Scotia


58   Wallis, Sir Provo William Parry
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


59   Walters, Captain Angus J.
        No Plaque in place
        Recommended location – Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


60   Watts, George Edward
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


61   Wentworth, Sir John
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


62   Westphal, Philip
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


63   Westphal, Sir George Augustus
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


64   White, Portia May
        Truro, Nova Scotia


65   Wolseley, William
        Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia


66   Young, John 'Agricola'
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


67   Young, Sir William
        No plaque in place
        Recommended location – Nova Scotia





National Historic Events

  1   Antigonish Movement
        Antigonish, Nova Scotia


  2   Attack at Grand-Pre
        Grand Pre, Nova Scotia


  3   Bank Fishery
        No Plaque in place
        Recommended location – Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


  4   Battle of the Atlantic
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


  5   Beginnings of Coal Mining
        Port Morien, Nova Scotia


  6   Black Loyalist Experience
        Birchtown, Nova Scotia


  7   Bluenose, Lunenburg
        Nova Scotia


  8   Building of the Canso Causeway
        No Plaque in place
        Recommended location – Point Tupper, Nova Scotia


  9   Cape Breton - Newfoundland Cable
        North Sydney, Nova Scotia


10   Coming of the New England Planters (Pre-Loyalists)
        Horton Landing, Cornwallis Township, Nova Scotia


11   Construction of the Sambro Island Lighthouse
        Sambro Island, Nova Scotia


12   Dalhousie Law School
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


13   Dispersal of the Acadians
        Grand Pre, Nova Scotia


14   Establishment of the Halifax Zoological Garden
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


15   Exploitation of the Nova Scotia Coal Fields
        No plaque in place
        Recommended location – Nova Scotia


16   First Aeroplane Flying in Canada
        Baddeck, Nova Scotia


17   First Canadian House of Assembly
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


18   First Printing Press in North America
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


19   First Responsible Government in the British Empire Overseas
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


20   Canadian Home and School Federation, formation and development
        Baddeck, Nova Scotia


21   General Mining Association
        Stellarton, Nova Scotia


22   Halifax and Castine
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


23   Iroquois at Annapolis Royal
        Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia


24   Ishgonish-French River Portage
        Lower Onslow, Nova Scotia


25   Liverpool Privateers
        Liverpool, Nova Scotia


26   Loyalists at Shelburne
        Shelburne, Nova Scotia


27   N° 2 Construction Battalion, C. E. F.
        Pictou, Nova Scotia


28   Naval Encounter
        Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia


29   Pony Express
        Victoria Beach, Nova Scotia


30   Post War Immigration
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


31   Postal Service in Nova Scotia
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


32   Poutrincourt's Mill
        Lequille, Nova Scotia


33   Role of the Canadian Merchant Navy during World War Two
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


34   Sack of Lunenburg
        Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


35   Shannon and Chesapeake (vessels)
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


36   Shipbuilding in Nova Scotia
        Yarmouth, Nova Scotia


37   St. Laurent Class of Canadian Warship
        Bridgewater, Nova Scotia


38   Starr Manufacturing Company
        No plaque in place
        Recommended location – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia


39   Transatlantic Wireless
        Glace Bay, Nova Scotia


40   W. D. Lawrence (Vessel)
        Maitland, Nova Scotia


41   War Brides
        Halifax, Nova Scotia


42   Windsor Agricultural Fair
        Windsor, Nova Scotia



— Source (of the list only, not the links):
      Parks Canada   http://www.pc.gc.ca/
      22 March 2008


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