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Fort Anne National Historic Site

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Address: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
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+1 902-532-2397
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Historic site brings to life that part of Canada's past when conflict...

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.

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I have to admit that I spent the first half of my visit perplexed because my guidebook (purchased elsewhere a few years earlier) listed certain Acadian artifacts as being on... read more

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Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to admit that I spent the first half of my visit perplexed because my guidebook (purchased elsewhere a few years earlier) listed certain Acadian artifacts as being on display here but they weren't. (I found out later had been moved to the park in Grand Pre.) Once I got over that, I enjoyed visiting although on the day... More 

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Annapolis Royal, Canada
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Oldest national historic park in Canada (100 year anniversary) located on the banks of the Annapolis River in Annapolis Royal. Many new exhibits this year to see and bilingual tours of the site.

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colchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

An interesting historic site with a display in the surviving building then a pleasant stroll round the grounds.

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Sod embankments do not a fort make! You can wander around the grounds, maybe take a picnic. Sit down on the grass and enjoy the view as it is beautiful, but other than one building located here there is nothing to see. If there weren't signs telling me this was a fort I would have concluded this to be a... More 

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Tustin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We are into history-and this site provided us with what we wanted to know in an interesting way. Great views as well.

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

The site is well maintained and the candlelight grave walk was the most exciting part of the whole visit. There are picnic tables to enjoy a family picnic.

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Callgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A wonderful display of tapestries and artefacts in the museum and a lovely walk around the outskirts of the fort to see some of the early dyke works the original settlers made, still in use.

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long island, new york
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The museum at Fort Anne is small, though interesting. The real attraction is the star-shaped earthwork fortification. Save this for a sunny day and walk the outdoor paths. The walking tour is outlined in the brochure. You won't be disappointed. Fascinating history, lovely water views, fun walks on the grassy hills, peaceful places to sit and take it all in.

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

The grounds were clean and well kept. A lot of up and down walking but thats what you would expect from this type of military fort. Great history lesson.

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Didn't get to spend a lot of time here due to prior commitment but a return visit is a definite plan. Beautiful property with a lot of interesting history....next time will be a picnic and a tour......

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