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Reviewing on behalf of my parents: 'Port Royal was very informative. Very cool restoration. Great... read more

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Rebecca M
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When we went to the administration the lady gave my children little work books to go through as we... read more

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Melanie T
Shelburne, Canada
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Reviewing on behalf of my parents: 'Port Royal was very informative. Very cool restoration. Great interpretation of the lifestyle in the 1600s. Very nice staff and historic animators. Great job presenting the site and the history.'

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When we went to the administration the lady gave my children little work books to go through as we went through. They were fun booklets, the kids really enjoyed doing the scavenger hunt. One thing I do have to say is that in the actual...More

Thank Melanie T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a nice, small historical site. A recreation of the original settlement of the French in 1605 after the horrible settlement in the St. Croix River (NB) of 1604 where most everyone died. The highlight was the involvement of First Nations drummers and singers...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great historical site to visit and learn about the first settlement in Canada. The staff brings everything to life explaining how things were in 1605 and the reconstruction means that you can touch and try things, while maintaining its authenticity. Would highly recommend a stop...More

Thank EvaV V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely enthralled with authentic reconstruction of this l’habite. Much different from the nearby Fort Anne, this was a French fur trading depot which was destroyed by English raiders in the 1600’s(?)but reconstructed by NS government in 1936. Thank you.

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn't believe the place was deserted on a beautiful Friday afternoon in June. Perhaps it is just too remote. This a recreation of the compound established in 1605 and an important part of North American history. At any rate, our visit was memorable because...More

Thank Grandpa117
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, we would have like to seen the place but I guess not. It really doesn’t make much sense unless you can’t find the staff to man the place.

2  Thank Shaz H
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This was a very good reconstruction of the rooms of the fort. Gave you a real feel what the rooms might have been like. The guide that was there gave us a presentation on the history of the fort. It was very well done. Really...More

Thank Billie L
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

A couple of years ago I read a wonderful book on the journeys of Samuel de Champlain. Port-Royal figures prominently in his extraordinary travels in the Americas. What most people don’t know about Champlain is that he was a great cartographer, mapping huge areas of...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 22 May 2018

The tabloids that you find thruout the grounds are very educational. The little hills will keep the little one rolling and running while you read and admire the surroundings. The Fort has been all renovated in the last year and is very educational about the...More

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