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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
+1 902-532-3034
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 4, 2011

Host Alan Melanson takes visitors on a candlelit journey through one of the oldest cemeteries in Canada and educates them on the history of Annapolis Royal and Fort Anne while entertaining visitors with the stories of some of the people whose names are inscribed on...More

4  Thank Dave W
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

An interesting tour of the cemetery by candlelight but a little over crowded with 50+ people on the walk. Definitely an informative tour but if you are looking for a "ghost" tour this is not for you.

1  Thank countrymile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Amanda S
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

1  Thank William C
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

Thank Sandnseashells
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

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

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

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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

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Reviewed September 4, 2018

My partner & I included Nova Scotia on our recent visit to Canada. Annapolis Royal was such a beautiful town & area full of beauty, history & a real sense of community. The graveyard tour was a fabulous highlight...led by a local with connection going...More

Thank FrancescaMarguerite
Reviewed September 3, 2018

What a wonderful, informative night. As an intermediate teacher, I would love to invite the Guide into my classroom as his wonderfully spun tales would catch their interest for sure. It was not scary at all, my children ( age 11) loved it and we...More

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May 8, 2017|
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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