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Argyle Township Court House & Archives

8162 NS-308, Tusket, Nova Scotia B0W 3M0
(902) 648-2493 |

Welcome to Canada’s oldest Court House & Jail, a living museum and National Historic Site since 1805! Nestled in the heart of Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, our historic landmark offers more than just a glimpse into the past – it’s an immersive journey through time.

Step inside and explore the rich history of the Municipality of Argyle. Our Archives are a treasure trove of stories, preserving the vibrant tapestry of communities and families that have shaped this region for centuries. From the earliest settlers to modern-day heroes, every tale is lovingly preserved for generations to come.

But that’s not all! Our Court House & Jail stand as silent sentinels of justice and order, echoing with the whispers of trials past and the clink of cell doors. Walk through and relive the gripping stories of law and order, from notorious outlaws to righteous defenders of justice.

So, whether you’re a history buff, a curious traveler, or a family looking for adventure, come join us at the Argyle Township Court House & Archives. It’s not just a museum – it’s a thrilling exploration of Nova Scotia’s vibrant past!

Hours of Operation

  • July – August:
  • Monday : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • September – June:
  • Monday - Friday : 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Closed 12 PM – 1 PM)
  • Saturday & Sunday : Closed

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