20 Smith Road in Chester, Nova Scotia
The Station 20 Handcraft Shoppe carries a wonderfully curated assortment of lovely Nova Scotia handmade crafts, rugs, knitting, woodworking and more… plus vintage linens, and furniture for sale.
Located just off North Street, the Chester Train Station is a landmark in the community, built circa 1905 and home to the Chester Municipal Heritage Society. It was a full-service station built by Sir William MacKenzie and Donald Mann for their Halifax and South Western Railway Company.
Today the old train station houses the Station 20 Handcraft Shoppe and Museum along with The Explore Oak Island Display, which draws people with the allure of treasure hunting and provides information about the world’s longest-running treasure hunt.
The Forman Hawbol exhibit, adjacent to the station features a display of pumps and other machines manufactured and designed by Mr. Hawboldt. He is credited with developing the make-and-break engine which heralded the demise of the sail powered fishing boats in our area and the world.
You’ll also find the Chester Farmers & Artisans Market set up out front from 9am to 1pm every Friday from late May to Early October.