Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia - Where History Meets Opportunity

Phone: 902.532.2043

Sinclair Inn National Historic Site

232 St. George Street

Phone: (902) 532-7754



This structure, built in 1710, is the oldest surviving example of Acadian construction techniques open to the public. In 1738, the building was used by Erasmus Phillips as the first meeting hall of the Masonic Lodge in Canada. The site offers a fascinating insight into construction techniques spanning nearly three centuries, from the Acadian clay walls to modern wood paneling. The second floor includes the restored 'Painted Room' created in c.1840.