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Fort Anne National Historic Site

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
+1 902-532-2397
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Lovely site

Historic site in lovely, quiet town. Can see in 15-30 minutes, or more if you just want to relax... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ret1re
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Upstate NY
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No open Mondays

We pulled in and walked around and looked at the site but the main building was not open and no one... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shaz H
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Historic site brings to life that part of Canada's past when conflict between Europe's empire-builders took place on the shore of the Annapolis River.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
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"fort anne"
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"officers quarters"
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"powder magazine"
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"national historic site"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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"changed hands"
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"graveyard tour"
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"inside the building"
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"lots of history"
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"walk around"
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"information boards"
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"small museum"
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"worth a visit"
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"historical information"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Historic site in lovely, quiet town. Can see in 15-30 minutes, or more if you just want to relax and admire the site and water.

Thank ret1re
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We pulled in and walked around and looked at the site but the main building was not open and no one was around other than a few other tourist’s who braved the rain

Thank Shaz H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Fort Anne on a roadtrip through Nova Scotia, and was surprised to learn that this was actually the first establishment of a colony on the peninsula. The Fort went through a lot of changing of hands between the French and the British, and...More

Thank Patricia P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First thing is the building is closed Sunday and Monday. So if you want to see inside don't go on these days. Inside comtains a lot of history. Very interesting and informative. The outside has a path around the outside of the grounds. Inside the...More

Thank Billie L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice history presentation of the area. Very scenic. Grounds well kept and a wonderful place to spend an hour to gain an appreciation of the Annopolis history.

Thank Don O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Fort was a Centre for British/French conflict in North America in the 1700’s as it passed from one hand to the other over the years. In fact this was the first Canadian designated historic site. Today, the site consists of one building with an...More

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For anyone wanting an education into the early history of North America. It is an important place for the British, French and native people with some early American history thrown in. The museum does a good job with the timelines. The informational boards on the...More

Thank BluePhantom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived just before it officially opens for the season. But it is so well done as a self guided walking tour. Thoroughly enjoyed learning about Canadian history.

Thank Louise Y
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We traveled to Nova Scotia some time ago but had a wonderful experience wandering the grounds of the old fort and learning it's history. The employees actually were dressed in period clothing which really made it believable. It was a great experience for the kids...More

Thank michaellQ370SD
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Fort Anne is a gorgeous site right in the middle of Annapolis Royal. Take the time to stroll around and take in the view over the bay. Come back in the evening and make sure you don't miss the graveyard tour. That is a real...More

Thank dave_b15
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Lance B
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If you only want to walk on the site, with a leash, I think you can. But if you want a guide you better with no dog.
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