The Knaut-Rhuland House is a museum run by the Lunenburg Heritage Society www.lunenburgheritagesociety.ca.  It's open during the summer each year from the 7th June, the anniversary of when the town was founded in 1753, until the end of September.  Costumed guides can show you round if you wish.

The House was built in 1793 and is a National Historic Site, so it's a good opportunity to see inside a Lunenburg heritage house.  Inside, the two front rooms are furnished to represent the periods of the first two owners of the house, Benjamin Knaut and Conrad Rhuland.  Upstairs there is an exhibition telling the story of the first 100 years of Lunenburg's history from its settlement by Foreign Protestants in 1753.  The story is told through the eyes of four of the town's early settlers.  The old town of Lunenburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

An exhibition called "Our Spiritual Heritage" tells the story of Lunenburg's churches, which are amongst the oldest in Canada.  Several Bibles and prayer books are on display, some dating back to the time of the founding of the town.  There is also a Victorian Room and a costume gallery, and an attractive small garden to explore.

 The Knaut-Rhuland House is at 125 Pelham Street, Lunenburg, NS.  Phone 902 634 3498.