Keillor House Museum

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KHM

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Keillor House Museum

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Donald Alward

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4974 Main Street

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Dorchester

Region

New Brunswick

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Canada

Postal code

E4K 2Z1

Telephone

506-379-6633

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History

Built ca. 1813-15 by Yorkshire immigrant John Keillor Esq., this modest but handsome Georgian stone mansion once served the social aspirations of two generations of prosperous farmers, small entrepreneurs and local magistrates. Restored to approximate its mid-to-late nineteenth century appearance, it now houses an important collection of period furniture, antique china, kitchen-utensils and other artifacts, as well as the Graydon Milton Library and Genealogy Centre. The adjacent ‘coach house’ is host to the Dorchester Penitentiary Collection, Canada’s first prison museum, as well as a small collection of nineteenth century carriages, household items and farm implements. Let our knowledgeable and enthusiastic young guides take you on a journey into a colourful corner of New Brunswick’s past—and a world otherwise lost to us.

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Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10am - 5pm
Wednesday - 10am - 5pm
Thursday - 10am - 5pm
Friday - 10am - 5pm
Saturday - 10am - 5pm
Sunday - 12pm - 5pm

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  • Clipboard

Primary contact

4974 Main Street
Dorchester, New Brunswick
CA E4K 2Z1