With our Nova Scotia Museum Pass, we decided to visit a beautiful estate that has been preserved in it’s Victorian era splendor. A little bit off the beaten path, Uniacke Estate is worth the drive if you love beautiful scenery and catching a glimpse of the early days in Nova Scotia.
Located along the Evangeline Trail, Uniacke Estate is the beautiful mansion that was once the summer home owned by Richard John Uniacke in the late 1700’s.He rose in acclaim as the Attourney-General of Nova Scotia, and as he established his family’s wealth, he also began purchasing plots of land at the prominent drinking spot for stage coaches on their way from Halifax to Windsor. The house is now preserved on a fairly large piece of land by the lake. It’s pretty cool because it is filled mostly with the furniture, books, and other antiques that Mr. Uniacke himself owned. This estate is also fun to visit because it has great walking trails around the property.
My husband wrote a little blurb about it in his blog over at Cultural Omnivorism!