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Port-Royal National Historic Site

53 Historic Ln, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0, Canada
+1 902-532-2898
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We went to Fortress Louisbourg, here Frost Ann and the Citadel in Halifax. One should visit them... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BillUsma74
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Canton, Georgia
Excellent Reconstruction

You will learn about the friendship between the French settlers and Mi’kmaq natives here during the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
50StateVisitor
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Randolph, New Jersey
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1939 re-creation of Canada's first permanent settlement includes costumed interpreters engaged in traditional handicrafts like woodworking.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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53 Historic Ln, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Fortress Louisbourg, here Frost Ann and the Citadel in Halifax. One should visit them all to be the entire flavor of historical Nova Scotia. This was the first populated location and was a trading post. Good to understand the difference between a...More

Thank BillUsma74
Reviewed 3 days ago

You will learn about the friendship between the French settlers and Mi’kmaq natives here during the colonization era. The Habitation reliably reproduces the daily life of the early settlers here and the costumed docents are authentic and knowledgeable. We learned the origination of the term...More

Thank 50StateVisitor
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This authentic reproduction of a 1605-ish Acadian settlement was very interesting. Seeing how the country was first settled was both educational and fascinating. A must see if you are in the area.

Thank david p
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking through the grounds and the museum. It was a good insight into the rich history of this area.

Thank thelonepiper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great replica of the original fort. You really get the feel of what the original people who came lived like. Very knowledgeable staff and definitely worth the visit. History buffs cannot skip this place

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This reproduction of a 17th century French compound is quite interesting. You can walk through a number of rooms and see how people lived and worked. It is a small area, so it is an easy walk. The location is beautiful. Be sure to stop...More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great historic site. You could walk all over the place, no restricted zones. It was reconstructed in the 1930s, so it's really neat to see. Take the pamphlet at the admission desk and read about each room as you go. Beautiful spot...More

Thank K E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited several historical forts in our drive across Canada this summer, Port Royal is one of the more unique ones. Unfortunately our visit was rushed as we arrived about an hour before closing and we missed all of the daily activities and reenactments, but...More

Thank Oilerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a child I had gone here on field trips but never got to look around as much as I wanted so we went. The the fort itself was as cool and fun to explore as I had remembered. You can get a map from...More

Thank MP0721
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This National Historic Site recreates one of the oldest European settlements in North America as well as the earliest Acadian colony. This is a must see if visiting the historic town of Annapolis Royal; it is just a short drive from there. The amazing structure...More

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