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Annapolis Royal Candlelight Graveyard Tour

Annapolis Royal Candlelight Graveyard Tour
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The award-winning Candlelight Graveyard Tour in Annapolis Royal has been one of the most highly recommended "must see" attractions in Nova Scotia since 1992. Sponsored by The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, tours of one of the oldest...more
295 St. George Street | Fort Anne National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of this tour was definitely Alan Melanson and his own personal history as a descendant of Acadians who were on the Pembroke in the deportation. The Acadian passengers overpowered the ship and sailed to St. John to escape the deportation. Our guide,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

This was fabulous. We enjoyed the tour and learned much about the history of Canada’s oldest settlement. It was not scary but very interesting to hear about the different cultures and people and customs (moose tongue soup???) that is the history of this beautiful little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I have always wanted to do this and when we were looking for an activity to do with our international student, I thought of this event right away. It was a perfect night! Monsieur Melanson, our guide was very well informed and had a very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

You can't ask for a better tour guide than the past president of the local historical society. He lives his stories and shares his family's and the area's history in such an engaging and endearing way. I loved holding the vintage candle lanterns as he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

This 90 minute nighttime tour of Annapolis Royal's historic graveyard is led by one of the most knowledgeable fascinating guides I've every encountered. Alan Melanson brings the history of Acadia and Annapolis Royal alive with magnificent story telling and humor. This is an experience not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

What a great way to spend a cold, crisp night in Annapolis Royal. The clear skies afforded us a an amazing view of the stars which was a delightful bonus. Our guide Alan was passionate about his roots and knowledgeable about every aspect of it....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

As all the reviews say: Alan Melanson is an amazing character, full of stories, facts, yet presents them in a captivating manner. One of the best story and history tellers I've encountered You can tell he's passionate! A definite must see! [They should make a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vic D
Reviewed September 30, 2018

What a surprise! Who would think that a nighttime walk in an historic graveyard would be so interesting and so much fun. Alan Melanson is an amazing resource for information about the history of this lovely town and beautiful area. His personal connection to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol F
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Alan Melanson imparts his knowledge with an infectious enthusiasm and the whole group were captivated by his stories. This is the way to learn history Despite taking place in a cemetery it is in no way a ghost tour, it is a superbly presented history...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HSeeingtheworld
Reviewed September 6, 2018

There are not enough superlatives to describe this amazing gentleman!!! You need to see and hear for yourself. Clearly he is an icon in terms of being an ambassador for Annapolis and Nova Scotia for that matter. We also had the incredible privilege of bumping...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 25, 2016|
Response from Lisa M | Reviewed this property |
We just showed up about 30 min before the tour was to start. That way we paid and got out lantern