Fort Anne National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal

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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. Take a look at our Annapolis Royal trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Fort Anne National Historic Site and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I have to admit that I spent the first half of my visit perplexed because my guidebook (purchased elsewhere a few years earlier) listed certain Acadian artifacts as being on display here but they were...  more »
  • Oldest national historic park in Canada (100 year anniversary) located on the banks of the Annapolis River in Annapolis Royal. Many new exhibits this year to see and bilingual tours of the site.  more »
  • Well yes one regret on the tour of this beautiful building. work was underway and was hiding outside the building and prevented easy entry. Several rooms to tour on the history of the city with much fighting between french and English
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  • We never made it to Fort Anne while the main building open because we were out and about, but the grounds around the fort and the associated information posted made it well worth the visit. This is even more true because wandering the grounds, parking, reading the placards etc. are all free of charge. The fort has some excellent views right over the water, especially for sunset. You could easily have a picnic or something here. The grounds are huge and well kept and provide lots of room for kids (or adults) to run around and roll down the hills.
  • Great place to let the toddlers and preschooler run around! They loved it, and found all the hills and underground structures fascinating. Great adventure and education for wee ones!
  • Beautiful location ! Got engaged here so it will always be a fond memory for me ♡
  • Well maintained historical site that draws you in. Easy to imagine this site as being an operational fort 200 years ago.
  • Very historic place. Windy but interesting to read all about the Fort's history