What to See & Do

Clifton gate

Wind your way up the tree-lined drive to visit the beautiful park and grand home. Built in 1835 by Nova Scotian author and judge Thomas Chandler Haliburton and his wife Louisa, The property's sixteen owners and tenants each left their mark inside and out.

The word Clifton evolved from the Old English words clif (cliff or bank) and tun (town, settlement, farmstead), meaning town near the cliff.  Situated in the town of Windsor along the banks of the Avon River, Louisa thought it was the perfect place to name after her hometown of Clifton, England.

The Birthplace of Hockey Museum is located in one wing of Clifton Museum.  Filled with two hundred years of hockey history and artifacts, see the influences and evolution that led to the game we know today.