History
T
he Morton House "Empire Style" mansion was completed in 1864 by master builder John Wyman, for it's owners John and Georgiana Morton.  This historic property continues to be a landmark in the Queens County area.  The Morton family gained its wealth and prestige in the lumber, shipping and mercantile business in the early 1800's.   John' s father, Sylvanus (1805-87), was an astute businessman who was at one time the President of  the Bank of Liverpool.  He was also a politician and an ardent political reformer who sat in the Legislative Assembly in Nova Scotia (1860-63), as the elected Liberal member from Queens County.

   


Your hosts, who became the owners of the Morton House Inn in December, 2005, have lovingly restored the property to reflect the 1800's atmosphere and appeal. The legendary skylight that illuminates both the first and second floor hallways of the Inn, of course, remains. Beautiful antiques and furnishings, that reflect the 19th century era, are evident throughout the Inn - all blended with the convenience and comfort of 21st century living







A delightful and hearty breakfast greets you before you venture forth to enjoy the many attractions in Nova Scotia's remarkable South Shore Region.



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