Halifax Nova Scotia Nearby Towns and Attractions: Inverness
This town was settled by Scottish immigrants from Invernesshire. The community has been a coal mining centre since 1865. The town, today with 2,000 residents, is a great base for several scenic drives along Highway 19, the Ceilidh Trail.
Broad Cove Scottish Concert (last Sunday in July), at the St Margaret's Parish Grounds. Admission fee.
Inverness Miners Museum
62 Lower Railway St
Located in a former railway station in the centre of town, the museum has eight rooms of exhibits about the pioneers of Inverness and the area's coal mining. Allow 30 minutes. Open Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm, weekends noon- 5 pm from mid-June to Labour Day; by appoint the rest of the year. Admission $1, $0.50 for children and students.