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Port-Royal National Historic Site

53 Historic Ln, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0, Canada
+1 902-532-2898
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It was all very good, the rebuilt structures portraying army life in the 1600s. The commandant had... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
springbanktraveller
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A pleasant surprise

Down a small road to the west of Annapolis Royal we were not sure what the site would like or... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
746walterb
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53 Historic Ln, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

It was all very good, the rebuilt structures portraying army life in the 1600s. The commandant had a large upstairs room with a canopy bed, a praying stand and a dais for a bible. The regular soldiers slept in bunk beds along two sides of...More

1  Thank springbanktraveller
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Down a small road to the west of Annapolis Royal we were not sure what the site would like or whether it would be interesting. We pulled into the parking lot still unclear but after a short walk came upon the reconstructed habitation that was...More

Thank 746walterb
Reviewed 10 October 2016

OK, it's not the biggest historic site in the world, but the way you're thrown back in time, wandering through the different rooms, with all the displays as if the occupants just left, is remarkable. The introduction at the entrance gave us a fairly good...More

Thank janneman55
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Reconstruction of what the old fort was thought to have looked like. Beautiful grounds and setting, but not enough there to warrant a special trip. Should be of interest to children.

Thank Baxter451
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We visited Port Royal before we went to Fortress at Louisbourg in Cape Breton - this site is set 100 years before Louisbourg, and it was interesting to see how much things had changed. We were there near the end of the day, and there...More

1  Thank pitpat2
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Built to recreate the early settler fort this reconstruction is fascinating and beautifully done. Very well worth a visit to understand the life of early traders and settlers

Thank Travel682
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Grew up here and found it more interesting now to visit. A lot of history and facts I was not aware of . Interesting as you grow older these things become more important :)

Thank barbara0606
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We didn't intend to visit the fort. We came because there was a good view over the Annapolis River and we could spot a number of birds we've never seen before. It was interesting nevertheless - more so than I expected.

Thank MeriR
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This park provides a good look at a restored settlement from the 18th century. It is unique as a wooden fort of that period. The docents clearly explain the difficulties of early settlement and the restoration reinforces their information.

Thank John M
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This recreation of a 17th Century French fort with living quarters, forge, bakery, meeting room, etc. gives the visitor a real feel for life on a frontier. Costumed interpreters will answer questions. Plenty of information in the form of maps and Visitor's Guide is available....More

Thank NellieNyack_NY
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