Lunenburg Academy- Nova Scotia

We loved our day trip to Lunenburg. This town has so much history and an amazing ocean front walkway.

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This is a National Historic Site, dating back over 100 years and is registered as a Municipal, Provincial and Federal Heritage Property. The Lunenburg Academy, built between 1893-1895, is an entirely a wood frame structure. It is 96 x 125 feet in dimension and stands three stories high boldly painted in red, black and white with a mansard roof.

The Lunenburg Academy is the only intact 19th century Academy building surviving in Nova Scotia.

Recently restored at a cost of $750,000, the building is scheduled to house the Lunenburg branch of South Shore Public Libraries, the South Shore Genealogical Society, the Lunenburg Academy Foundation heritage interpretive classroom and possibly an art gallery with a cafe-gift shop attached to the library space.

At present it houses LAMP, the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance. Strolling around the site we could hear piano music and an opera voice.

It is surrounded by an open playground, a town garden and near an ancient graveyard dating back to the 1700’s. It is located in a key location at the top of Gallows Hill, and is visible from most viewpoints when approaching Lunenburg.


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