Loyalist House

#8 in Best Things To Do in Saint John, New Brunswick
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120 Union Street

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Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
3.8scorecard
  • 4.5Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

If you're interested in history, set aside some time to visit the Loyalist House. This Georgian structure was built in 1817 and originally belonged to British Loyalist Thomas Merritt. Those who visit the Loyalist House will find it filled with authentic 19th-century furnishings and décor. You are welcome to explore the house on your own, but many recent visitors recommend tagging along on a guided tour, which is included with your entrance fee. As one TripAdvisor user writes, "It doesn't take long to go through the house and the tour guide gives some useful information."

The Loyalist House is located in downtown Saint John near the Saint John City Market. Visitors are welcome on weekdays between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from mid-May and the end of June and every day from July to mid-September. During the rest of the year, you will have to call ahead and make an appointment to tour the house. Admission is $5 CAD ($5 USD) for adults and $2 CAD for children. For more information, visit the Loyalist House website.

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#1 Saint John City Market

Sitting at Market Square in downtown Saint John, the Saint John City Market has been in operation since the late 1700s, making it the oldest continuing farmer's market in Canada. But before you become too engrossed in the many mouthwatering offerings at the vendors' tables, make sure to cast your glance upward. The ceiling of this massive 19th-century building (the original market was held outside) resembles the upturned hull of a ship -- a tribute to the city's shipping industry.

Once you've finished feasting your eyes, indulge your appetite with some fresh eats -- you'll find everything from salads and sandwiches to fish and chips, not to mention handmade arts and crafts. As one Yelp.com user puts it, "Whether you're in the mood for fresh squeezed orange juice, fresh brewed coffee, bakery items, Korean food … lobster, or ice cream, there's something to satisfy everyone's taste."

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