North Hills collection

This small wood-framed house overlooking the Annapolis Basin was once the Rumsey farm and then the Amberman house before Robert Patterson, a retired banker, purchased it, named it North Hills, and filled it with his collection of English furniture, ceramics, silver and Georgian glass. When he died in 1974, Patterson bequeathed both the house and its collections to the Province.

Be charmed by the history and culture found in this unique home, in the heart of one of North America’s most historic regions. Visitors will see many fine examples of oak, mahogany and walnut furniture, 18th- and 19th-century English porcelain and 18th-century glass.