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Officers' Square

585 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1C3, Canada
506-460-2041
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Ranked #6 of 23 attractions in Fredericton
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: One of Fredericton’s most beautiful and historic areas, Officers’ Square was named one of the Top 10 Public Spaces in Canada! It was a centre of... more » Owner description: One of Fredericton’s most beautiful and historic areas, Officers’ Square was named one of the Top 10 Public Spaces in Canada! It was a centre of military activity when Fredericton was garrisoned by the British and Canadian Armies. During July and August, it is the site for outdoor summer concerts, the Changing of the Guard ceremony, daily outdoor theatre, and a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. « less
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Verona, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Took the family to Officer's Square where we were impressed with the people working there; they all had in-depth knowledge of the history and events in Fredericton surrounding the square. They let us try on the uniforms, lay in the beds and see the garrison and solitary confinement areas. Very 'tactile' for younger kids.

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Ajax, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This area of downtown Frederickton is very historic and interesting to see first hand. there is no charge to wonder around.

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Edmonton
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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Very interesting look back into the military history of Fredericton!the museum is a collaboration from the Loyalists time to present day. I found the clothing and instruments used back then quite interesting. There was also a area in the museum that housed toys from the 1800's to present day. Actors portraying people of each era were on hand in the... More

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Germantown, Tennessee
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a well preserved and lovingly displayed site in downtown Fredericton. We enjoyed seeing young men dressed in period uniforms. We were able to take excellent photos. The history is very interesting and is well relayed to the visitor.

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Fisherville, Kentucky
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160 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

My friend was quite excited to see the different shops here. There are a handful of small art boutiques built into the building, but only about five or so, and it seemed like there could have been many more. Maybe we were there on a slow day. The shops had nice stuff, mostly geared toward women, so I can't really... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

There is always something going on from skating in the winter, concerts in the summer. Just a local gathering spot with something to do.

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Fredericton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lots of Entertainment throughout the year . The changing of the guard during the summer takes you back in history, and an ice skating rink in winter. Great family fun

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Albania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Both military and civilian history are interestingly portrayed in the museum here. And don't miss seeing the Coleman frog (40 pounds)! In the summer time every hour the guard outside is changed and in the afternoons the 1800's guards put on a display reminiscent of those days.

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Fredericton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Flanked by the old barracks, Queen Street and a feeder road for the downtown bridge, this park has a nice view of the river, some shade trees, an entertainment staging area that is used at least twice weekly for music, festivals and celebrations throughout the non-freezing seasons. Kids love the giant beaver statue. Adults love the fully accessible public bathrooms.... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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201 reviews 201 reviews
123 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I missed the changing of the guard but I still found the square entertaining. The "guards" on duty even let me take pictures with them. There was entertainment and the people working really got the kids involved. Great family destination.

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