Born near the seaside community of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia in 1846, Anna Swan was a giantess who achieved fame worldwide performing with P.T. Barnum's American Museum in New York City.
She weighed approximately 18 pounds at birth and grew to a height of 7 feet 11 inches! While on tour overseas, she met and eventually married Martin Van Burren Bates, known as the "Kentucky Giant".
The Anna Swan Museum, housed at the Tatamagouche Cremery Square, features authentically proportioned replicas of both Swan and Bates and holds a variety of personal items including photographs, a door from their custom built house, and other unique items of interest.
Discover the Anna Swan story!
Anna Swan Museum
Tatamagouche Creamery Square
39 Creamery Road, Tatamagouche
Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone: 902.657.2086 (Dale Swan)
Phone: 902.657.3449 (Tatamagouche Creamery)