Atop of Collector’s Hill, named after a collector who used to reside at Verdmont House, is erected a pink house in Georgian Style. We were charmed as soon as we arrived and started with lunch, sitting on the bench at the back of the house which is in fact the front, facing the ocean on the south shore.
The house has breath taking views and is filled with cedar antiques and was built around 1700 for John and Elizabeth Dickinson. John Dickinson was a privateer and was very rich, much so he had a fireplace built in every room of the house!
After lunch, we took our time visiting the 3 floor house, guided at first by a volunteer British woman who was so nice and informative I wish I had asked her name. I mentioned to her the place reminded us of Fort Louisbourg in Nova Scotia and she had happened to have been there in the summer! Fort Louisbourg’s items are replicas, from cutlery to the buildings themselves, as opposed to real antiques in Verdmont house. We could feel the connection to Nova Scotia and the Maritimes in the house.
We spent a very pleasant afternoon and unlike some previous visitors, we truly enjoyed our visit and took advantage of the peacefulness as we were the only visitors. We can say it was ours for the afternoon for a very low price, only 5$!