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Beautiful location

Great spot for a picnic lunch. Currently, site is under renovation, so we couldn't actually enter... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ballston Lake, New York
Post Royal Visit

Very nice reconstruction of Port Royal habitation. Great to see the roof being replaced/upgraded to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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1939 re-creation of Canada's first permanent settlement includes costumed interpreters engaged in traditional handicrafts like woodworking.
53 Historic Ln, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0, Canada
+1 902-532-2898
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot for a picnic lunch. Currently, site is under renovation, so we couldn't actually enter the building, but we had a nice walk around the grounds.

Thank mark_scho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice reconstruction of Port Royal habitation. Great to see the roof being replaced/upgraded to preserve this site for years to come. Don't forget to check out the tee-pee near the site, and the two red chairs overlooking the river.

Thank Vic D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site is a replica (built in 1939) of the fort original established in 1605 by the French - it was their 1st settlement in North America. The docents, in period costume, have a wealth of information about the people and history of the area,...More

Thank MaureenT7224
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arriving right at 9AM we had the area all to ourselves. We spent an hour going through buildings and reading the history of the area and the living way of the inhabitants.

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The original building was burned down and this reconstruction dates back to 1939, though it is still being renovated. The work was and is being done utilising the same methodology and tools as the original construction, which results in a really authentic feel to place...More

Thank HSeeingtheworld
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is not far out of Annapolis Royal and well worth the ten minute trip. First of all, the old beautiful houses and the view along the way are worth the trip. Then you come to a beautiful area containing the reproduced fort. Docents in...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Although the reconstruction is currently undergoing rennovation we were able to see everything. It is very well done and the staff are very knowledgeable.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Great place for a picnic or walk around when visiting Annapolis Royal. Good views of the sea. Plaques are there so you can learn the history of St Anne's Fort.

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I stopped here in September on my 2018 cross country road trip. The site is located about 11 KM’s off Route 1 on a well paved road. I was impressed with the site and the interpretive guides who provided a running commentary on the history....More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This little site is well worth the visit, a compound built in 1605 by Champlain as a trading post and settlement. We had the site all to ourselves for our entire stay. Beautiful views great staff. Do yourself a favor and visit.

Thank BradHulton
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