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Fort Anne National Historic Site
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Owner description: Historic site brings to life that part of Canada's past when conflict between Europe's empire-builders took place on the shore of the Annapolis River.
Memphis, Tennessee
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178 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Worth the stop”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Never could figure out why they had a white flag flying. They have a croquet set just waiting for you! Wonderful views and well manicured lawns.

Visited August 2013
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Katy, Texas, United States
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80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Take the time”
Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

Drive in and play a game of croquet on the fort green. It was a great, kid friendly, photo friendly morning before catching the ferry. Lots for everyone to do.

Visited August 2013
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Wolfville, Canada
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73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Defending the Coast”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Fort Anne, located in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, sits on the site of a hotly contested area of Canada, where power shifted back and forth between French and British settlers in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. It is Canada's oldest national historic site, having been so designated in 1917.

The grounds are stunningly beautiful, raised high above the Annapolis River basin and carefully maintained. You can tour the Officer's Quarters and roam the grounds to see exactly how the site was defended by the occupying armies. The exhibits in the main building are exceptionally well done, and fully explain the history of the area.

When we visited, five local artists were busily at work creating watercolors of the various buildings and fortifications. The oldest building is a French powder magazine, dating from 1708.

Children love exploring the site, and for a special treat afterward, Upper Clements Amusement and Adventure Park is nearby.

Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Imagine history”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Stunning site and views, worth a visit and wander around the grounds. Be sure to view from across the water as well.

Visited August 2013
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Worth visiting”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We visited this site whilst staying in Annapolis. We found it interesting and the boards set around the grounds were informative.

Visited August 2013
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