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Fort Edward National Historic Site

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67 Fort Edward Street | B0N 2T0, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-798-2639
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The site is a little sparse

I was a little disappointed as there was nowhere to go into and was only able to have a picnic on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robin H
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Bromley, United Kingdom
Nothing Exciting

We stopped by since we had stopped at the local tourist info spot. The site consists of an old... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
calgaryguy
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Kelowna, Canada
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“block house” (9 reviews)
“many years” (2 reviews)
“cannon” (3 reviews)
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67 Fort Edward Street | B0N 2T0, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little disappointed as there was nowhere to go into and was only able to have a picnic on the carefully mowed grass near a small wooden building. All that is left of the fortifications.

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by since we had stopped at the local tourist info spot. The site consists of an old blockhouse (locked) and some cannon. Nothing spectacular. Some information on signs but I probably would not have gone out of my way, had I known what...More

Thank calgaryguy
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The site is mainly the blockhouse which is the oldest one in North America. Most of the other buildings were destroyed in a fire in 1922 The earthen fort was built in 1750. It provided an important British stronghold during decades of tension between the...More

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

A shadow of it's formal self, but still an important part of history. Originally an outpost to protect Windsor settlers and merchants, during the first world war this fort along with training grounds at Castle Frederick were used to train the first Jewish battalion for...More

Thank 2009rr1
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Many years we have played this place...running up and down the hill sides, collecting berries on the lower banks and watching the traffic go by. The fort is small but still speaks of times we know not of except through books and studies but an...More

Thank Jana c
Reviewed 27 August 2016

What remains of this fort is interesting to see. The blockhouse is the oldest one in all of North America and you can go upstairs. I thought it funny that there is a plaque on the front honoring one of the supporters of Bonnie Prince...More

Thank JHChicago2014
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Nice walking trail around the fort. It is the oldest block house in Canada, apparently. Interesting signage.

Thank shyviolet76
Reviewed 31 July 2016

After visiting Louisbourg, Fort Amherst in PEi , Fort Beauséjour, Port Royal and Fort Anne in Annapolis, Grand Pré, we stopped at Fort Andrews. It really exceeded our expectation because it kept one of its original blockhouses. Made of wood recycled from sailing ships, it...More

Thank stism
Reviewed 20 July 2016

As part of a day outing, we decided to stop in at the Fort, for a look. Driven by many times, needed to explore. Signage off 101 is poor, as is signage to find it once in town. GPS found it but it's a shame...More

Thank OldWill57
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing to walk the grounds and be at an original 18th century fort that was used in several 18th & 19th century wars and was host to Flora MacDonald. The 1.2 km hiking trail was relaxing.

Thank Matthew C
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