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Port-Royal National Historic Site

Very nicely done. Very authentic grounds and buildings. The staff in costumes of the time period... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2013
Halifax, Canada
small museum

This was a very interesting place for sure. It is "hands-on" so you really get to feel what times... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2013
Ottawa, ON
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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 23 June 2013

Very nicely done. Very authentic grounds and buildings. The staff in costumes of the time period were great.

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Reviewed 18 June 2013

This was a very interesting place for sure. It is "hands-on" so you really get to feel what times were like way back then. Lots of rooms to tour through and each one is interesting.

Thank Kiefer_8
Reviewed 18 June 2013 via mobile

Having grown up in this area it was nice to revisit a child hood class trip destination:) It's a great place to learn about our beginnings... The fort is meticulously thought out; the entry fee is minimal and the staff are eager to share their...More

Thank MedicmanOttawa
Reviewed 16 June 2013

It is a re-creation/re-building of a French fur trading post from 1605. Quite amazing and they had so much engineering smarts. This is way before the age of Black and Decker and DIY. Incredible. $4.00 admission was such a bargain. Very interesting and educational.

Thank Willram
Reviewed 29 May 2013

The fort is amazing and gives you insight into the very first Canadian settlement. The staff on site were informative and friendly. What a treasure.

Thank Howard H
Reviewed 22 April 2013

I'm from a family of history buffs, so I had to come here. It was quite remarkable, hauling up and down steep wooden staircases, trying to imagine ramparts and recreate how life must have been for those who originally built, lived and worked in it....More

Thank Lynne F
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Port Royal NHS is definitely worth a stop. The reconstruction is super; you can wander through and interact with the different buildings - try sitting at the table and using the tankard or lying on the furs after a tough day; there are great places...More

Thank WeVentureForth
Reviewed 8 March 2013

This is a reconstruction of the original Port Habitation. The original was built in 1605 by the company of Sieur de Mons and Samuel Champlain as a French fur-trading post. It is run and staffed by Parks Canada. My wife, adult daughter Meaghan and I,...More

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Well kept grounds, knowledgeable staff and a welcoming atmosphere make this site a 'must see' for tourists of all ages. The tours are not rushed and are extremely informative. Worth exploring!

Thank Annapolis-Oenophile
Reviewed 16 January 2013

Don’t miss this one. This reconstruction of the original trading post and first settlement by French explorers in Canada is just so well done. This is one of Parks Canada’s historic sites and certainly one of the best. Its construction faithfully follows the plans left...More

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