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Officers' Square

585 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1C3, Canada
506-460-2041
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Ranked #8 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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Germantown, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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160 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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123 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Cicero, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The changing of the guard ceremony in the square is held twice a day. It's interesting and the kids loved it, especially when they were selected to "review the troops" in the afternoon. It also has a nice narration to let you know what is going on.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Watched Sunset Ceremony, performed by the Argonaut Base Cadets, at Officer's Square. Great performance!

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My family of 5 popped in to Fredericton on the way out of Canada and spent a couple a couple of hours around this nice area. Fortunately the weather was beautiful as we watched the changing of the guard, one of the guides asked if we'd like to inspect the troops so my youngest son did it which made it... More

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