A natural harbor, numerous heritage buildings, and a thriving arts and culinary scene make Halifax one of the most charming maritime towns in Nova Scotia. Even if you’re pressed for time, you can still experience the highlights of the fabulous waterfront community.
Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre
Open from May to December every day from 9am to 5pm.
65 Treaty Trail, Truro, Nova Scotia
Highlights of the museum include exhibits on ancient Mi’kmaq tools and crafts, an interactive audio panel that teaches you to say hello and goodbye in the Mi’kmaq language, and a boulder inscribed with Mi’kmaq petroglyphs. At the museum’s entrance you’ll find a 40-foot (12-meter) statue of Glooscap—a legendary Mi’kmaq figure who is said to have been the first human on earth, created by a bolt of lightning in the sand.
Things to Know Before You Go
The museum is a must-see for history buffs.
Visitor facilities include an information center and gift shop.
All museum displays are written in both English and the Mi’kmaq language.
How to Get There
The Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre is located in Truro Power Centre, a commercial real estate development owned by Millbrook First Nation, roughly 10 minutes by road from Truro’s town center. Driving is the easiest way to get there.
When to Get There
The museum is open daily from May to December. During Mi’kmaq History Month in October, the center hosts a series of Native American speakers.
Millbrook First Nation
Millbrook First Nation is a Mi’kmaq community with roughly 1,800 members located within the town of Truro, with reserve land in Cole Harbour, Sheet Harbour, and Beaver Dam.
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