The Loyalist's arrived in Digby in the summer of 1783. Wanting to remain loyal to King George III of England they abandoned their homes and livelihoods to settle in Nova Scotia.
The HOLDSWORTH HOUSE was built by James Addington Holdsworth around 1784. The timbers were shipped to Digby then after they arrived the timbers were assembled according to the Roman Numbers stamped on them.
The home remained in the Holdsworth family until I purchased it in 1998. After 10 years of careful restoration the Holdsworth House now offers guests a very unique experience of re-living history for themselves.
The Holdsworth House is the only 18th century Bed and Breakfast in Digby. As a guest, you will experience life as it once was for the early Canadian Settler.