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Officers' Square

Address: 585 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1C3, Canada
Phone Number: 506-460-2041
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Ranked #5 of 24 Attractions in Fredericton
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of Fredericton’s most beautiful and historic areas, Officers’ Square was named one of the Top...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

There are always things happening in summer at Officers Square .free concerts Film nights Historical features Changing of the guards (children will love this as they are invited to take part in a drill uniforms included) noon theater for the kids very close is an artisans area. all this in the downtown area.

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Lincoln, new brunswick
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I only have been at the square, mostly in the winter. Reason being that my wife and I love to use their outdoor skating oval. Too bad some people don't know how to read as it clearly states that playing hockey on it is forbidden but that is for another review. The area is always very clean even after an... More 

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Fredericton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The afternoon "tatoo" of the Guard was fun to photograph and we even got to inspect the troops. Very nice to see .

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Aiken, South Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
76 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The guides in period costumes were well informed. We saw the living quarters above the artists' shops as well as smaller building across the square. The soldiers were supposed to have had a formation but couldn't in the rain. If you stop by the city hall/visitor's bureau first they will give you a parking pass for the whole day

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
40 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
165 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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