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Hector Heritage Quay

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High praise for replica of the Hector!

A dramatic story of 1773 immigration of Scots to Pictou area. With great pride and enthusiasm a... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
David H
Discover the Past on the Hector

A guide took us around the ship, blacksmith shop, rigging room and carpenter's Shop. Volunteers... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Lindstrom, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

A dramatic story of 1773 immigration of Scots to Pictou area. With great pride and enthusiasm a small group of locals have recreated an environment that offers an understanding of this epic event. Weather permitting you can step out on the boat!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed 20 October 2018

A guide took us around the ship, blacksmith shop, rigging room and carpenter's Shop. Volunteers built this full-sized replica square-rigged ship to match the one that sailed from Scotland in 1773. This Hector ship was steered with a tiller and had a crew of eight...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

A good visit with excellent local guides who volunteer their time freely.Good historical information & well presented throughout the museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lauriston15
Reviewed 8 October 2018

A delightful stroll through history as you wait for the ferry in order to truly appreciate this amazing corner of Canada

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charles A
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The museum is interesting, but the real highlight is being able to go aboard the replica and get some sense of just how horrible an Atlantic crossing would have been in a ship that size.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gentilhomme
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Volunteers have done an excellent job of providing information about THE HECTOR and the emigration of Scottish.(Please be generous in your donations). It was a grueling journey and I cannot imagine making the choice to travel an unknown ocean in a small vessel in order...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alivexo
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

the hector ship and museum is a visit worth explaining the harsh condition in scotland and the causes they left and also the horrible life situation on board who can not be reproduced but i think they way they running their museum is not up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Owladvice
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Pleasantly surprised as we hadn't planned a visit to Pictou, until finding a mention of it in the travel guide and making a last minute decision to visit. The museum itself was clean, bright and well organized over three floors. Admission is reasonable and includes...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Had a nice friendly conversation with proprietor, Plenty of local history concerning Scots coming to Pictou.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank normajean2017
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We drove to Pictou today to visit the Hector Heritage Sight. We were warmly welcomed and we were happy to see that we qualified for the senior rate of $6.00 a person. The reception area was clean and well organized, with a great variety of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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