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Fort Anne National Historic Site

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Address: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
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Historic site brings to life that part of Canada's past when conflict...

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.

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A gem of a historic site

Sometimes the best experience is the one least planned. Had the opportunity to visit and no regrets. Great to learn more about our history (is easy to forget how far back the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a really low key historic site. It's a gorgeous place to sit and enjoy the view across the river.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Sometimes the best experience is the one least planned. Had the opportunity to visit and no regrets. Great to learn more about our history (is easy to forget how far back the origins of Canada goes). Informative and fun to explore. And the views; awesome. For photo buffs I can only imagine what the magic light would bring, as I... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Exploring St Anne's exterior fortifications is quite thrilling. It is centrally located, & very well maintained.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Loved walking around the grounds of Fort Anne! Incredible views of the Basin and some of the most magnificent trees I have ever seen. Could not find a more perfect PicNic Place on Earth! Holds the old Cemetery full of stories and also offers a Cemetery hosted after dark...so cool! The museum is very cute too! Canadian History at it's... More 

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Thank Lori S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Was a wonderful piece of history with a magical view of the annapolis river. This is also the meeting of the candlelight graveyard tour

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

First off there is only 1 building from the original Fort and that is the Powder house. There is a lot of history here if you are interested in that other wise you're walking areoun looking at signboards of what use to be. Lots of grassy open areas for kids to run around. The plus side , no money lost... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

unfortunately the fort was under construction when we toured it so see did not see it at its best,however once refurbished it should once again be a gem with a truly amazing history.(like the rest of the area.)

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St Louis
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

My husband and I adored Annapolis Royal -- by far our favorite little town in NS. But this Fort isn't much to look at, unfortunately. It's mostly just a lot of reading. However, they do have the beautiful tapestry, so that might be worth your while. But if you want a fun place for kids, check out Port-Royal instead.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Me and my girlfriend were recommended this place by a friend, we really enjoyed visiting this location it was a pleasure to learn about are history. I strongly recommend to visit the website before visiting to see if there is any special event. During are visit we had the chance to see a shooting and canon ball with the authentic... More 

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nova scotia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Run by Parks Canada, this site is an incredible piece of history. The grounds are free to visit and walking through the ditch and along the ramparts is a lovely way to spend time. Good interpretive panels make it easy to understand the history of the fort and what you are seeing in front of you. Entering the museum building... More 

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