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. 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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  • Lots of amazing history here. Beautiful pictures. One of the buildings is an original form the early 1700s. It’s a beautiful well preserved piece of history. 
    Lots of amazing history here. Beautiful pictures. One of the buildings is an original form the early 1700s. It’s a beautiful well preserved piece of history.  more »
  • Authentic historic site. Unfortunately only 1-2 buildings remain and the rest is just grass. The museum is however quite nice. 
    Authentic historic site. Unfortunately only 1-2 buildings remain and the rest is just grass. The museum is however quite nice.  more »
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  • This review is based upon a visit shortly before the pandemic arose . I was fairly ignorant to a lot of Canadian history being American. I personally enjoy history, so Fort Anne was a treat that I was unaware of, but was thankful I found. We visited Annapolis Royal on our motorcycle tour. Our time was fairly limited, but how could we not take time to visit this beautiful little town. I personally loved the fort. It gave me an opportunity to learn about some of Canada's history that is not a priority in US history classes. Everyone was wonderful. The exhibits were well done. The fort itself is a nice place just to walk around. For me the visit had no downside. I just want to thank the staff of Fort Anne as well as the fine folks of Canada in general. I have never met finer, more welcoming people through out our trip. You should be proud.
  • I was fortunate enough to grow up nearby Fort Anne. It's a beautiful historical site to visit. The grounds are well kept, the view is fabulous, the fort itself is stunning inside and out, and the staff are wonderful. I highly recommend a visit.

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