History, Mystery & Local Flavours

Step back in time as you solve a fun historically themed Escape Room at McCulloch House. Race the clock with your team to uncover hiddenclues, crack codes, and solve tricky puzzles. When your time is up, celebrate your eff orts with a delicious, locally sourced lunch of housemade delicacies from Stone Soup Café.

Package Includes:

  • Guided tour of c. 1800 McCulloch House, one of Pictou’s oldest historic homes
  • 60-minute Escape Room game: Gain exclusive access to the authentic 1800s basement of the McCulloch House to solve the mystery of yourchosen storyline: Haunting of Sherbrooke Cottage, A Poisonous Education, or Write to Vote
  • Lunch from Stone Soup Café, specializing in all-day breakfasts with a twist, house made pot pie, Cornish pasties and desserts
  • Self-guided access to explore the McCulloch House grounds, including over 5 acres of green space with old growth trees and interpretivepanels scattered throughout
  • Optional add-on: Discover your Pictou or Nova Scotia connections with a genealogy session in our extensive archives. Prices: unassistedresearch $10; assisted research $20; full-service research starts at $25.

Offered:Available year-round on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, based on availability and weather permitting

Price: $32 per person

Good to Know:

  • The McCulloch House is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The Escape Room is set in the basement level of the McCulloch House and requires stairs to access.
  • Space is limited to a maximum of 6 people. Participants must be 13+ unless accompanied by an adult.
  • Due to renovations in October, bagged lunches will be provided by Stone Soup Café and delivered to the McCulloch House Museum. AfterOctober, guests are invited to dine-in at Stone Soup Café.
  • The McCulloch Genealogy Centre off ers extensive resources including genealogies, community histories, photographs, newspapers andcemetery records. Whether you have direct Pictou connections or are interested in Nova Scotia history, our archives are brimming withinformation for history enthusiasts. Open Monday – Friday; 10:00am – 5:00pm.