Step through time at Loyalist House

Step through time at Loyalist House

Loyalist House, the former home of the Merritt family – loyalists who emigrated from the United States after the Revolutionary War – was constructed in 1817. It was one of the few surviving structures after the Great Fire of 1877. A National Historic Site, the home’s Georgian features remain largely untouched, including its original grand staircase – which remains as it was so many years ago. Acquired by the New Brunswick Historical Society in 1959, the home is an amazing example of the quality of early Saint John craftsmanship.

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Contact Info
120 Union Street
Saint John, NB
E2L 1A3

Season dates

July 2 2024


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Land acknowledgement

The Saint John Region is situated on the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati Nations. This territory is covered by Peace and Friendship Treaties signed with the British Crown in the 1700s. The treaties recognized the significant and meaningful role of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati in this province and the country with the intent to establish a relationship of trust and friendship.

Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency pays respect to the elders, past and present, and descendants of this land, and is committed to moving forward in the spirit of truth, collaboration, and reconciliation.