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Annapolis Lighthouse

242 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-532-3035
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Type: Lighthouses
Owner description: The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, who operates the popular Candlelight Graveyard Tours, also owns this historic lighthouse. It serves as... more » Owner description: The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, who operates the popular Candlelight Graveyard Tours, also owns this historic lighthouse. It serves as the headquarters for their award-winning National Historic District, Acadian Heritage & Acadian Candlelight Tours. It was built in 1889 and is situated almost halfway between the Equator and the North Pole in the heart of Canada's largest national historic district. « less
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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The lighthouse itself is cute, but it has been relocated to near the center of town next to a restaurant. We make it a point to see as many lighthouses as we can during our vacations, but this is one I would not go out of my way for.

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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101 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The lighthouse is nice but not a destination, the wooden path behind the lighthouse is a nice walk through town. There is a green space on the town side of the lighthouse which would be a nice place for a picnic. Also great walking tours meet here during the week! Those are a must see!!!

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Kemptville, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This review is really about the Candlelight Tour which begins at the Lighthouse and given by Alain Melanson, who is a 10th generation Acadian. Alain also does a tour of the Garrison Graveyard, which I hear is excellent (we missed it!). He is very knowledgeable about history - especially the Acadian and Mi'maw past. He weaves his own family stories... More

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is lovely little lighthouse in a pretty town. I wish we had more time to visit the lighthouse and area.

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Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Would highly recommend the lovely riverside walk in Annapolis Royal which is punctuated by this pretty Lighthouse!

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SC
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52 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It is really wired that a spontaneous kiss will happen in front of the lighthouse... There is nothing special about this lighthouse, I guess a combination of environmental and natural elements make it special... Especially for a kiss and a peaceful moment. (For history lovers, the site has historic significance, too)

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Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Located on the quiet boardwalk, at sunset this is a beautiful and romantic spot - perfect place to share a kiss!

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Annapolis Royal, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Not much to see but a great attraction to the boardwalk, the beach, Cafe Compose etc etc The historic tour starts from here which is worth the time.

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Arlington, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Other lighthouses are often off the beaten path and require hiking or driving on washboard roads. This one is right on the main drag stashed between Fort Anne and a pretty good cafe. (Although I am pretty sure that they weren't planning the cafe part of that location. It is small (about 20 feet tall) amd well kept in a... More

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Mentone, AL
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is a wee little lighthouse, but it's close to the town's promenade. We enjoyed a walk there, and sat on benches and looked out on the water. It's a very pretty view and calming place to be.

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