Fort Anne National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal

Explore Fort Anne National Historic Site, a culturally significant site conquered by many nations in the past. The fort was originally built by the Scots in 1629 and later further developed by the French in 1643. Visit 18th- and 19th-century buildings that today house various museums outlining the fort's history and showcasing the daily lifestyle of the soldiers. Try on costumes from the Acadian period, either a French or British military uniform. The kids can take part in the “Xplorers” program, which incorporates fun activities while exploring the fort and learning of its history. Marvel at the Fort Anne Heritage Tapestry, a colorful and intricate piece depicting 400 years of the site's history. For Fort Anne National Historic Site and beyond, use our Annapolis Royal holiday planner to get the most from your Annapolis Royal vacation.
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  • Museum of time inside the main building. Magazine & guns of the period; not pallisades, beautiful view of the Bay a lot of historical information on the French era and English visit interesting for history lovers or those who want to better know the colonial period of the Canada
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  • We enjoyed our look around the house and the grounds, including the cemetery. Lovely strolling and nice views.  more »
  • We visited in November when everything was closed but we still toured the grounds. The site looks interesting, its was kind of blustery so we didn't get to explore too much. The earthenworks design is...  more »
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  • Nice old fort with lovingly maintained grounds. There are picnic tables in the shade, and lots of benches to stop and sit to appreciate the scenery. The museum was closed, so I say anything about it inside, but outside it was immaculate. The town has some beautiful old Victorian homes that must be seen to be believed. History is everywhere in this place. Also lots of little boutiques and bistros to stop, shop, and grab a quick meal.
  • We were lucky, it was a glorious sunny day, the light was beautiful. The history is fascinating and the fort is well maintained. On the edge you will have beautiful views over the water as well. On many places you have lovely benches where you can ponder about the long history.
  • An excellent trip back into time. Put on some period clothing for photos. ;)
  • Very cool say considering 2007 it's free. Grow up as a child in this area the fort was a lot of fun. Sliding down the slopes in the summer in the winter. An awesome spot for snowboarders as well. Winter or summer this is a cool place to be..
  • Good day trip. Museum is well organized. Grounds are kept pristine. The main building is wheel chair accessible, but the two outbuildings are not (very small magazines). Also the grounds have slopes and dry moats with stairs that would not be wheel chair accessible if you want to climb up them.

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