Home & Garden Tour

A warm welcome awaits at the front doors and garden gates of six exceptional 2023 tour properties!

The Mahone Bay Museum is proud to present the Home & Garden tour in-person this year, a tradition for more than 20 years that helps to keep our doors open!

It’s time to slow down, take in the spring air and enjoy the views and vistas along the gentle seaside.

This unique self-guided tour of three heritage homes and three gardens offers a delightful insider’s view of the Mahone Bay area.

All this while you support the Mahone Bay Museum – a great cause!

Bring your friends, bring your family, enjoy ‘Destination Mahone Bay’ to Shop and Taste, Play and Stay. There’s so much to do and enjoy here! We look forward to welcoming you!

Tickets are $30 each

Purchase your tickets:
• Online through EventBrite by clicking here with a credit card (with an additional fee)
• By etransfer. Send payment to info@mahonebaymuseum.com

Important to note in the message
“HG Tickets for _____ (names of the ticket holders)”
• In Mahone Bay at The Teazer, Suttles & Seawinds and Kinburn Pharmasave


We are thankful for all that we share here in Nova Scotia and have an opportunity through the Home & Garden Tour to help the individuals and families impacted by the recent wildfires.

Containers to collect donations will be placed at our registration desks and in each home on the tour, five containers in all. Funds collected will be donated to the Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada Fires Appeal, which has so far raised $1.7 million. The tour guide map given to each participant will include information about the donation containers. Tour promotion also includes our local fire department brunch fundraiser this Sunday as a thank you for all the hard work they do.

Planning for the Home & Garden Tour started early in the year. As a non-profit charity, the Mahone Bay Museum annual tour of homes and gardens is a major fundraiser to help us provide free programs and kids activities.

Other Events Happening June 10-11

Looking for somewhere to eat during our Home & Garden Tour?

For a ticket to the June 10th Blooming Luncheon, see poster for details. The Trinity United Church accepts etransfers to financetrinityunited@gmail.com
Be sure to include your preferred seating time.

No tickets needed for the June 11th Breakfast/Brunch held by the Mahone Bay & District Fire Department. $10 per person at the door.

How to pick up your Home & Garden Tour Guide Map

From June 8th at 10am until 2pm June 11th, you can present your digital or printed receipt from either EventBrite or your etransfer at the Mahone Bay Visitors Information Centre at 165 Edgewater St OR Mahone Bay Museum at 578 Main St. You will be given the detailed map, which is your ticket to enter the tour properties. The tour map will contain directions, parking information, and description of the sites.

What you need to know

Tour properties will be open Saturday June 10th and Sunday June 11th from 10am to 5pm only for you to drive to and visit in person.

You are welcome to visit all the sites in one day or split up the properties over two days. You are only permitted to enter a property once. Please respect the tour operation hours of 10am to 5pm.

Ticket holders drive to each property themselves. You may choose to walk to three of the sites located in Town. Please note, three of the sites are located just outside of Mahone Bay in Maders Cove and Oakland. Once at the tour site, volunteers will provide information on the properties.

Please note, shoes will not be allowed in the homes.
Please bring a bag to carry your shoes.

Photography in the homes is not permitted.

In consideration of everyone’s well being, if you have a cough or sneeze please wear a mask at the properties.

Have questions?

Contact us at mahonebaymuseumevents@gmail.com

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The Mahone Bay Museum is a small community museum run by the registered non-profit charity known as the Mahone Bay Founders Society. We protect and provide on-site and online access to the history of the Mahone Bay area to save it from becoming forgotten or lost for the benefit of future generations.

Enjoy this photo gallery of previous homes and gardens featured in our tours over the years