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St. Andrews Blockhouse, Saint Andrews

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Step back in time to the war of 1812 with a visit to the historic St. Andrews Blockhouse, the province's oldest blockhouse. The shelter with small windows was used as an observation point for British soldiers surveying the bay and nearby border on the lookout for American invaders. The architecture is representative of 19th century military defense, and interpretive displays and guides tell more about the building's history and significance. Inside you'll find the preserved living quarters of the soldiers. Though partially destroyed by a fire in 1993, the blockhouse has been carefully restored and remains very close to its original appearance. A visit to St. Andrews Blockhouse represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Saint Andrews trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • We visited here twice. It was a lovely place to watch Sunset. Very photogenic. At low tide you can walk out along a sandbar and check out the tide pools. Nice park across the way and great restaurant ...  read more »
  • This blockhouse provided information about the construction of the blockhouse, the armaments and its use during the war of 1812. 
  • Definitely worth a stop. Very interesting information boards and a beautiful location. Nice place to take some pictures. 
  • It's an odd building by the water, part of our Canadian heritage. Men with guns and cannons defended the shores here. Took five minutes to look at and walk around in. Didn't do much for me, but it is an interesting landmark.
  • Very interesting history of the War of 1812. I always came here as a kid to play on the hill and the rocks to watch the tide go in and out.
  • Lots of details on the design and function of a block house as well as some details of the war of 1812.
  • A nice historical site
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