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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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What a treat!

Just full of atmosphere. The first Parks Canada re-cration I believe. So well done it's lasted... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
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Excellent

Though the restoration only dates to the 1940's it was really well done and very interesting about... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
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1939 re-creation of Canada's first permanent settlement includes costumed interpreters engaged in traditional handicrafts like woodworking.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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53 Historic Ln, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Just full of atmosphere. The first Parks Canada re-cration I believe. So well done it's lasted 70years or so. A wonderful spot.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Though the restoration only dates to the 1940's it was really well done and very interesting about life of the French right after the arrival of Champlain.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

It is such interesting, environmental project and the guide was extremely clear and knowledgeable. He also explained the research and future projects. It is hard not to get excited with a guide like that!! Thank you!

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This place was one reason we were drawn to Nova Scotia; it did not disappoint. The reconstruction was made several decades ago when attention to historical fact might give way to over-romanticizing. However, we did not see that. The reconstruction was complete, except that there...More

Thank retengr
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The guide at the Annapolis Tidal Generating Station recommended that we visit this historic site since it was only a few miles down the road. The guide there was dressed in period costume and gave an informative introduction before we entered the settlement. We learned...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

It's a nice site to visit to learn more about our history - You walk around and take all the time you need.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Glad I did not miss this historical recreation of the French Fort. The Parks employees are in costume and walking history lessons, very engaging and informative. They brings to life the remarkable frontier experience and the relationship between the French and M'kMaq whose intermarried and...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Before our visit, we were completely unaware of this local history. This habitation, burned by the British in the early 1600s, was carefully and accurately replicated. Guides are friendly and very informative. We saw some incredible wood lathe-work in progress, too. We came away with...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Anyone who studied Canadian history should be familiar with this location. Interesting and informative. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the grounds.

Thank Barbara E
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This site is amazing, the fort is so well kept and so well built, the structure is unbelievable! The craftmanship of the time it was built is totally awesome, today's engineers would enjoy going to this site.

Thank Jim H
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