Perkins House in Liverpool, NS, was built for Simeon Perkins, who came from Connecticut and was one of the town's leading citizens in the late 18th century. Perkins was a merchant, shipowner and a colonel in the militia as well as being a judge and a member of the legislative assembly. He is also a significant figure in Nova Scotia history because his diaries, which he kept from 1760 to 1812, provide great insight into colonial life. Built in 1766, the house reflects a New England style of house architecture. It has been restored as a provincial historic site and is furnished to the late-18th-century period. Perkins House is open to the public from early June to mid-October.