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Memory Lane Heritage Village

5435 Clam Harbour Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B0J 1Y0, Canada
+1 877-287-0697
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If you don't have anything else to do, or if you visiting this area anyway (say Clam Harbour Beach), it's worth a visit.

Tidy displays and little gift shop. Nice place to eat. Did a great job recreating the era. Staff... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
cotteng
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Halifax, Canada
Wonderful recreation of small town life

This spot is quite a drive outside of the city, but it is worth the trip if you are into this kind... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2017
watchsmart
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Asuncion, Paraguay
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Memory Lane Heritage Village is an award winning living history museum depicting coastal rural life in Nova Scotia during the 1940s, including life during and after the Second World War.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“baked beans” (5 reviews)
“gift shop” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5435 Clam Harbour Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B0J 1Y0, Canada
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+1 877-287-0697
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Tidy displays and little gift shop. Nice place to eat. Did a great job recreating the era. Staff were welcoming.More

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1940sMemories, Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are happy that you found Memory Lane and enjoyed your visit. It is indeed a great place to stop on the way to the beach, or, if you get fogged in, a nice alternative to avoid...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

This spot is quite a drive outside of the city, but it is worth the trip if you are into this kind of recreation. They preserved a series of old buildings in order to suggest what life was like in rural Nova Scotia in the...More

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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

History buffs definitely love Memory Lane since all 18 buildings are hands-on and there are almost no spaces that are off limits to visitors. Thanks for the review!

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Reviewed September 30, 2017

I am a history buff and a tour guide and director and Memory Lane Heritage Village is a must-visit. The old 1940s village lifestyle sure shows its presence here. Even to make sure I would not disturb the great old-time atmosphere, I shut my "old"...More

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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Giving our visitors full immersion into the time period is important to offering a truly authentic experience and we love hearing back from people. When you step into Memory Lane, you step back in time, with no ropes, barriers,...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

The owners were very pleasant. She showed us things in the store and took tome to tell us things. We walked around the entire place and enjoyed the history of the buildings and way of life. Starting talking to owner at the "gas station" and...More

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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our site! We are community owned and operated, with very dedicated staff and volunteers who love what they do. Our Model A is the first vehicle that many people on the Eastern Shore rode in, and now...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Memory Lane is a great place for grandparents to show their grandchildren what life was like in the 1940's. It's a recreation of a Nova Scotia fishing village, complete with a church, school house, fisherman's storehouse, garage, old cars and gas pumps. Chickens and kittens...More

1  Thank Bob J
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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

We love hearing stories of visitors sharing their nostalgia with younger generations! Thanks for taking the time to review!

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Reviewed September 1, 2017

A really interesting place to stop in an area that does not have many places to visit. We spent a very happy couple of hours here

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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the review!

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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Very adorable attraction, true to the time period it's set in. Highly recommend seeing this little village.

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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Thanks for the recommendation and for taking the time to write a review!

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Though rather out of the way for many this is truly a place to visit and spend an hour or so taking a tour around the exceptionally neat 1940 Nova Scotia village that has been built and run by the local community. There is something...More

1  Thank RichardElder
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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

The animals are definitely a visitor favorite, especially the kittens! Thanks for taking the time to review!

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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

We went to Memory Lane Heritage Village to go on their new clam digging tour followed by a steamed clam lunch. A self- guided tour of the 1940's era restored village was included. The clam digging on the mud flats of Clam Harbour was fantastic,...More

1  Thank Françoise V
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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

The Clam Digging experience a is a fairly new offering and we strive to find a balance between scheduled guided time and time for the visitor to explore on their own. We are always improving and visitor feedback like yours helps us do this. Thank...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2017

I certainly disagree with the gentleman who complained about the food. I have been there many times and the food has always been amazing, from the homemade beans, soup, homemade bread and gingerbread to the Christmas dinners that are spectacular. The staff and volunteers are...More

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1940sMemories, General Manager at Memory Lane Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

We love to hear from return visitors and their experiences! Thank so much for taking the time to review, and it sounds like we'll see you again soon!

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