Fort Saskatchewan Museum

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Fort Saskatchewan Museum
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Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Get lost in history that happened right under your feet! Did you know Fort Saskatchewan is on the map for real, retellable stories that helped shape Alberta? The Fort Heritage Precinct, in downtown Fort Saskatchewan nestled along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, brims with stories and artifacts from the last 150 years. Get the most out of your experience by booking a family-friendly guided tour. After that, enjoy Fort Heritage Precinct’s outdoor recreation area—feed the City’s flock of sheep (for real!) and walk the beautiful trails year-round. Nearby shops and restaurants are also must-stops in the historic downtown.
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dhallier
Courtenay, Canada59 contributions
Aug. 2020
I started to walk through the historical district, and realized that it wouldn't be very engaging unless I took the suggested tour offered from the old Warden's house. This was a great choice, and one everyone should make! We had a personalized tour with our guide willing to give highlights or offer more depth when we had questions. The tour took a little over an hour, but we were able to see inside all the buildings and get a brief history for each rather than just looking at the buildings from the outside. The tour was only $7 each and was easily worth the money. The restored Fort had great displays and information, but the other buildings were interesting as well. For a short part of the day, we learned so much and really enjoyed ourselves. If you have any interest in history, take this tour - you won't regret it!
Written August 25, 2020
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fuvest
Los Angeles, CA40 contributions
Sep. 2018
We have been to a great number of museums over the last 32 years. And in places all over the world. The City of Fort Saskatchewan Museum, with a guided tour from Cindy I. was incredible. The fee we paid for the tour inside the various restored building was worth every penny. The documentation within the buildings on top of Cindy's knowledge was simply wonderful. We have a friend that is a Docent for the Jack London Estate down in California and his tour was great (plus he's an internationally recognized expert on Jack London) but Cindy was a quarter step beyond our friend as to knowledge of her venue. She knew details that were not part of the exhibits and she was eager to share that knowledge. She was able to answer most all of my questions, but one. That one involved why are some measurements in miles vs kilometers, she was stumped. But on everything else, she was fantastic. There was even a gentleman who sort of popped in for the tour, without paying, and she expertly and professionally encouraged him to go pay if he wasted a tour. It was worth the drive and the time for the tour. I'm sure that locals and tourists alike will enjoy the tour and the education on the birth of Edmonton/Fort Saskatchewan. Thank you Cindy.
Written October 12, 2018
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Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad you had a great time learning some of the history of Fort Saskatchewan. Next time you come back - check out our themed tours and see history from different points of view.
Written October 15, 2018
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audreyepaul
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada19 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Family
Now this is a must see. The history is indescribable the fort offers the reality of the past so well. The walking through the” houses and jailplus ALOT more was just as thou we were there in that ara. The artifacts are incredible and worth the visit. Don’t forget Grampa and grama❤️ A must see
Written October 11, 2018
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I love when people discover one of Fort Saskatchewan's hidden gems. Thank you for coming to visit and exploring parts of our unique history.
Written October 15, 2018
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KellyPettit
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada22 contributions
Oct. 2017
Very interesting museum grounds. The old courthouse is probably the most interesting. They say it is haunted which seems to bring people in. Apparently the last woman executed in Canada was here. The grounds are well kept, in the summer the sheep are next door keeping the grass trimmed and Legacy Park is also right there. Very active area in Fort Saskatchewan.
Written October 3, 2017
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Thank you so much for visiting the Fort Heritage Precinct. We love sharing our law and order history with the North West Mounted Police, the Provincial Jail and the Court House. There are may fascinating stories to share.
Written October 4, 2017
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YEG2009
Alberta140 contributions
Jul. 2017 • Friends
This is a wonderful remake of the Fort that was once located here. Great, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Make sure you stop here.
Written July 3, 2017
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Thank you so much for your feedback. We love sharing the history of our site with visitors.
Written July 6, 2017
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Albertatraveller2020
Fort Saskatchewan663 contributions
Jun. 2016 • Friends
Our group of women had a tour in June and everyone enjoyed it. There is so much history in this one location. The Fort is absolutely fantastic!!! There are authentic touches as well as many that are recreated to make everything feel like you are back in time.
My favourite part of the museum buildings is the Kulak house. It's amazing that 9 children were raised in this 3 bedroom house. 6 girls all slept in one room and 3 boys in the other. Also the kids were not allowed in the parlour. That did not leave much space in the rest of the house. They spent a lot of time outdoors. The doctor's residence is very impressive as is the old courthouse with the upper floor looking like a trial may start any minute.
This place is a great history lesson for kids as well as wonderful for history buffs. Worth a trip!
Written September 25, 2016
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Jerrilynn R
North Vancouver, Canada23 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Family
This is a very small town and the people and customer service clearly showed this.
From hotel check- in to waitress at restaurant to employees at shops, such warm and welcoming city, very friendly.
Written August 3, 2016
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773hungrygirl
Edmonton, Canada40 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Friends
Great museum to visit for adult and kids alike! The tour guides know so much about the past. It was a pleasant way to spend the day!
Written July 24, 2016
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Don H
Kirkland, WA933 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
My wife and I like to stop at historic attractions along our traveling route. This museum is a must stop for the historic buildings and local history. What was really great was the enthusiasm of the interns working here! Give these young folks lots of credit for how they made our visit great.
Written May 20, 2016
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  • Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.