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Fort Anne National Historic Site

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
+1 902-532-2397
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A real sense of place

The Fort Anne site does a wonderful job of interpreting decades of European contest for dominance... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
194gottago
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Tallahassee, Florida
Historical Fort

This fort is well worth the stop to tour the museum and take a walk on the grass to explore the... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
50StateVisitor
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Randolph, New Jersey
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

The Fort Anne site does a wonderful job of interpreting decades of European contest for dominance in North America. The site does a good yet understated provision of facts in a low key way allowing the history and location to inform without overwhelming. Great stop!

Thank 194gottago
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This fort is well worth the stop to tour the museum and take a walk on the grass to explore the ramparts. Sit and enjoy the scenic views.

Thank 50StateVisitor
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Well-maintained building and grounds provide a feel for life long ago. Climb the earthen barriers and see the statues and canons.

Thank Joni M F
Reviewed 14 September 2017

There are some wonderful exhibits at this National historic site. The layout of the fort area is wonderful as you can explore and really get a feel for the time period. It is in a beautiful setting along the river/bay.

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Just wish there was more seating within the fort for older or disabled people. The history was well displayed with artifacts.

Thank GrannieEY
Reviewed 11 September 2017

While the grounds are reminiscent of any early British and/or French fortification of the period, the museum and interpretation panels therein are outstanding. Especial attention has been paid to incorporating an indigenous view of the early European settlement of the area. The views are wonderful...More

Thank JCKSaintJohn_Canada
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful site to learn a little Canadian history. Good Interpretive Centre and very interesting grounds to walk and explore. Well worth the stop.

Thank countryridge
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Interesting fort free this year with the 150 year Canada celebrations!!Our son Picked up the adventure pack and got a small prize for completing it so he was happy!!Staff friendly and on hand to help with information.Look out for thr beautiful tapestry work.

Thank jerseyjeanette
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth about an hour. Well displayed exhibitions in French and English about the restoration of an important fort of the area. Most enjoyable was the gravel walkway around the fort. Beautiful scenery everywhere.

Thank vonhouston
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

A critically important piece of history for all Canadians. Free to get in. Great knowledgeable staff and the grounds are family friendly. Such great information on site and it gives you the feel of the planning of the fort

Thank Nick L
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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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