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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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A great activity for a sunny day

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... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
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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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napa
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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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Freeport, Maine
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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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London, Canada
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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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Naperville, Illinois
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

You can walk the grounds of the old fort for free. There is a museum on the grounds as well. Take time to read the information signs. This fort has a very interesting history.

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is a lot of fun And free historical fun day right in the middle of this 5 Stars town AWESOME They are asking me to say more...

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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

With the informative signs in the site, we leaned from the ruins left of how battles were fought in the early years. The site has a nice view of a small bay. It is well worth seeing

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Chelmsford, United States
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

If you enjoy reading more than visual representation this is fine. We hoped for more artifacts then was presented. Worth seeing for $3.40 per senior.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

This park does a great job in presenting an historical fort of the 18th century and telling its story.

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