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Fredericton Region Museum

571 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5C8, Canada (Formerly York-Sunbury Historical Society Museum)
506-455-6041
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Ranked #14 of 23 Attractions in Fredericton
Type: Military Museums, Museums, History Museums
Traveler Description: It All Starts Here! The Fredericton Region Museum (formerly York-Sunbury Museum) is a great place to find out about the exciting history and diverse... more »
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Leamington, Canada
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263 reviews 263 reviews
55 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We really enjoy touring museums all over Canada and the United States and have been through some real gems but this one unfortunately was a very dull stone. The exhibits ran helter skelter throughout the two floors and were displayed in very haphazard ways that made no sense. Some of the display rooms had folding metal chairs placed here and... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
76 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We paid to see this museum to have something to do in a downpour. There was a good film about the history of the area. The museum is divided into various rooms for different periods. There are computer stations with informative videos in most rooms. We took our time in each room and learned a lot about the history of... More

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London, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This museum was better than I expected, as it doesn't look like much from the outside. Admission was reasonable, I think it was $10 for two adults and a child. They have a 42-pound frog, and a related game for kids to play which involves finding all the little toy frogs hidden in the museum. There were quite a few... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Took my daughter, had a great time very friendly knowledgeable staff. Big museum with lots to look at. very interesting. definitely worth spending a few hours in!!! Great location also!

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Fredericton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We all found something to peruse. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We will be back again. Highly recommend.

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Fredericton
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The building is the actual barracks that housed the soldiers in the 1800's. There are many displays throughout the building that tell the history of the people dating back to the "First Nations People",the "Loyalists", the Soldiers, and the "Acadians". There is also a room which houses the First World War uniforms/weapons/medals and a representation of one of the trenches... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

A lovely museum full of interesting exhibits and wonderfully helpful and friendly people. Also in a beautiful historical building :) I recommend it to everyone!

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St. John's, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Limited exhibitions and general information about the area. On the day we arrived there was a function and the single staff for some reason was a little confused. The $5 admission fee is the correct amount for such a small site. Good place to learn some of the area history. There was a lot of construction in the area and... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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80 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Fredericton Region Museum (formerly York Sunbury Museum) is located in the Officers' Quarters, 571 Queen Street, Fredericton. The exhibits are based on the history of Fredericton and surrounding areas back to the War of 1812. Displays include information on the military units in the First World War, the medical history based in the area, and renowned local industrialist Alexander... More

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Cornelius W, Frog-in-Residence at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Bill, Thank you for visiting our interesting museum and for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. If you find your way back to Fredericton, be sure to drop by again! Cornelius More

Whiting, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

In April, our family traveled to Fredericton for the day, from Maine where we live. My wife and granddaughter shopped, and two grandsons and I played tourist. One of the places we visited was the Fredericton Region Museum. This is a non-profit museum with only one full-time staff member. A small admission fee was charged and donations are accepted. This... More

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Cornelius W, Frog-in-Residence at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time on your recent trip and visiting our fabulous little museum! We love that you found our exhibits interesting for adults and children. We make a special effort to keep the museum interesting for visitors of all ages. If you find yourself back in Fredericton, please drop by again. We are always working... More

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