Changes to the Museum and Gift Shop are in the works!!
It is going to be an amazing season at the Cape Forchu Lighthouse! Opening the long weekend in May. Hours will be 10 am - 7pm. Check back soon for updates on construction!
Museum & Gift Shop
Lighthouses in Nova Scotia have become prominent tourist attractions and are one of many reasons that people visit our province. The Cape Forchu Lightstation stands among unique natural beauty and is a piece of history that has enriched the lives of the people in and around the community for generations. This significant icon and its striking, raw landscapes, attracts visitors from around the world. The Friends of the Yarmouth Light Society are dedicated to ensuring that the Lightstation remains open for everyone to visit.
The museum, located in the lightkeeper's house, introduces visitors to the history of the Light, Cape Forchu, and its people. You'll be immersed in the history of the place through pictures, guided tours, and memorabilia. The museum is open daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm during the tourist season and tours are available in exchange for a donation.
As you are welcomed into the lightkeeper's house, you will find one-of-a-kind handmade items on sale, made by local artisans. The items include small, handcrafted buoys, beach glass items, stained glass ornaments, and much more. Forgot your camera? You can choose from a wide selection of photographs, depicting breathtaking landscapes and scenes of the life, culture, and traditions of our area.