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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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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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We came here on a holiday so there were no buildings open, but there was still plenty of room to explore the grounds and get some great pictures!

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came here on a holiday so there were no buildings open, but there was still plenty of room to explore the grounds and get some great pictures!

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Thank Sasha T
Sarnia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful set with the backdrop of the water, on a big area of hilly lawn which was great for kids to run around, climb and slide down.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful historical town, you can roam the streets and visit the historical Fort Anne and the rolling hills around it..The town also is home to the Historical Gardens, which is a must see...Look at all the historical homes,,,the most beautiful town in North America

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Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

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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19 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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