Ross-Thomson House

The Ross-Thomson House is located in Shelburne, NS. At the end of the American Revolution, thousands of Loyalists arrived in Shelburne. Many quickly left, but others, like George and Robert Ross, settled and began businesses in the new town. The Ross brothers began a lucrative trade in lumber and fish, which they exchanged for salt, tobacco and other products they could sell in Nova Scotia. The building served as a house and store until the 1880s. It is the only original store building surviving in Shelburne and has been restored as a provincial historic site to its appearance in the 1820s. It is open to the public from early June to mid-October.