St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site, Saint Andrews

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Historic Site
Step back in time to the war of 1812 with a visit to the historic St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site, 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 National Historic Site represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Saint Andrews trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Plan to take a few moments just to sit down and wonder why your life is so busy. Beautiful small park.  more »
  • Surprisingly St. Andrews had a lot to offer- there is the historic block house part of Canadian heritage, the large park with lots of activities to do for kids or taking a whale watching boat or kayak...  more »
  • Donation. The tour guides are excellent. Interesting to learn what went on so long ago. Just off the water. Low tide is excellent for walking out and finding shells.  more »
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  • Cool spot to spend a bit of time exploring. Interesting self guided billboards to learn of what these were and how they are used. Also worth exploring the area front, and beach just in front of it.
  • Lots of details on the design and function of a block house as well as some details of the war of 1812.
  • Very interesting place to visit
  • 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.
  • 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.