Join us on September 9, 2023 for a day of exploring the interiors of some of Lunenburg's beautiful homes!
The Lunenburg Heritage Society House Tours are a local institution!
Behind the Doors will give you a rare opportunity to explore and enjoy the remarkable interiors of some of Lunenburg's finest homes, commercial and public buildings and churches.
Start the tour at the Lunenburg Academy (97 Kaulbach Street) or Ironworks Distillery (2 Kempt Street). Parking is available at the Lunenburg Academy (97 Kaulbach Street) and at Clearwater Seafoods (240 Montague Street)
Come to either location for your Tour Passport which will allow you entry to the six houses, five churches, three museums and seven commercial and public buildings featured on the tour. Enjoy a wonderful day exploring the streets and built heritage of Old Town Lunenburg, UNESCO World Heritage Site and beyond!
More information about the six houses and the commercial buildings on the Tour can be found on the online House Tour area.
Tour runs from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
All proceeds go directly towards the society's work to preserve the Knaut-Rhuland House National Historic Site and Museum.
Still have some questions?
- Lunenburg Academy’s Heritage Classroom - 97 Kaulback Street (9:45am – 2:30pm) – park onsite
- Ironworks Distillery - 2 Kempt Street – Montague Street doors (10am – 1pm) – park across the street at Clearwater Seafoods
Taking the Tour: The tour is self-guided, so you come and go from the houses and other buildings in the order that you wish, at the pace you wish. The homes are open from 10am to 4pm, however hours vary at other locations and are listed in your passport. Volunteers are present in each home to provide assistance and information to tour participants.
Timing: Allow time to travel between sites (the sites in Old Town are within a kilometer of each other), eat at one of Lunenburg’s great restaurants, and relax while taking in the beautiful views. Remember Lunenburg is hilly, but parking may be a challenge. You may choose to walk within town but drive to homes on Tannery Road and Hospital Road.
Passport: Your Passport grants you entry to the private homes and other buildings on the tour. In your passport you will find a map of the town showing all locations on the tour and descriptions of each location.
Properties: Be respectful of the privacy and the property of the homeowners who are sharing their homes with you. Use caution to prevent slips or falls on stairs, walkways, wooden, and uneven surfaces. Be prepared to remove your shoes (weather-dependent). No food or drink, photography, smoking or pets inside.