Boultenhouse Heritage Center in Sackville, NB

On a recent weekend trip to Sackville, New Brunswick, we checked out The Boultenhouse Heritage Centre. It is one of Sackville's oldest surviving homes, containing a museum to showcase the areas rich history. We took a guided tour and learned about shipbuilding in the late 18th century, early Victorian life through artifacts displayed in the parlor, more about domestic life and then the growth in other industries & manufacturing that happened in the region.

This was part of a sponsored weekend by the Town of Sackville. All photographs, thoughts and opinions are our own.

There are three structures on the site:

  • Boultenhouse house is a Greek Revival style mansion constructed by Christopher Boultenhouse c. 1840. 
  • The Bulmer House, an earlier Georgian farmhouse constructed by George Bulmer in 1792, to which the Boultenhouse House was added in 1840.
  • The Anderson house, a unique octagonal house constructed by Captain George Anderson in 1855, moved to this site in 2012.

In the first room, there is a display recreating the waterfront and shipbuilding docks that would have been visible from the Boultenhouse property in years gone by.

 The wall above contains original wallpaper from over 200 years ago. The painter of the paper is pictured in the design as well. 

Examples of Sackville's industrial and merchandising past are presented in the Industrial exhibit. This exhibit includes the Enterprise and Fawcett Foundries, the Sackville Paper Box Factory, and the Read building stone and grindstone industry. Merchant displays include J.L. Black & Sons, M. Wood and Sons, and Crane & Allison.

Dandelion brand butter color...and some more household tools from the timeframe are on display in the maps and education room on the main floor of the home.

The Anderson octagonal house is a unique space, containing museum exhibits and upstairs meeting space.

Admission & accessibility
  • By donation (free to members of the Trust)
  • The ground floor is wheelchair accessible.
Address
The Boultenhouse Heritage Centre
29 Queens Road
Sackville NB
Summer hours (June 14–September 1)
  • Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday: 12 to 5 pm
  • By appointment: (506) 536-2541
Winter hours
  • Tuesday–Friday: 9 am to 2 pm
  • By appointment: (506) 536-2541

For more information and details visit their website.

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