Prescott House Museum

Record #: MCK0493
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2021
Last Full Update: 14 Oct 2021


Located In Starr's Point
Where To Find Us
1633 Starr's Point Rd
Starr's Point, NS
Areas Served Annapolis Valley Region


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Phone 902-542-3984
Contact Nancy Morton, Site Manager, Prescott House Museum; Phone: 902-542-3984; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Nancy Morton 
1633 Starr's Point Rd E 
Port Williams, NS 
Canada B0P 1T0
Fax 902-542-5984

Description & Services

Georgian Architecture 
Acacia Grove is one of the finest examples of Georgian Architecture in Nova Scotia. It is characterized by its symmetry, grandeur and graceful proportions. The house is of solid brick construction and has an unusual “bell cast” roof. 
After Charles Prescott’s death in 1859 at the age of 87 the house was auctioned and carefully tended for about 30 years while in the hands of the Kaye family. Over time the house passed through several owners and eventually fell into disrepair. In 1931 it was bought and restored by Miss Mary Allison Prescott, great granddaughter of Charles. 
Restoration took about 3 years and by the early 1940’s she and her two sisters came to live at Acacia Grove permanently. The house is furnished to reflect the 19th century with items collected by the Prescott sisters. They were fortunate to trace some original furnishings which belonged to their great grandfather Charles. 
Other offerings: 
~The gardens are available for weddings and/or photographs. 
Visit our webpage for up to date information concerning museum dates, times, fees, programs and events.
Hours Available on webpage.
Dates June - October
Events Calendar link to upcoming events on

Special Information

Established 1971
Tags Annapolis Valley Connect ; Family-friendly ; Museum ; Recreation Categories
Categories - General Museums