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Fort Anne National Historic Site

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Address: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
Phone Number: +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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An interesting historic site with a display in the surviving building then a pleasant stroll round the grounds.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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colchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Freeport, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The fort is interesting to explore. Children would love the open, grassy spaces and the underground store rooms. The museum is well worth the small entrance fee. The town itself is full of interesting places. We particularly enjoyed the Sinclair Inn. The host was enthusiastic and full of information -- if you ask! He demonstrated how he crafted old tools... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We enjoyed our walk through the grounds of Fort Anne, but we would have enjoyed it more if the buildings were open! We found it very strange that everything was closed on Labour Day--as far as I know, most Canadian national historic sites and parks are open on holidays during the summer to take advantage of the large number of... More 

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