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Port-la-Joye - Fort Amherst National Historic Site of Canada

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Address: 191 Hache Gallant Dr | Rocky Point, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C0A 1H2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-675-2220
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Nice Intro To Charlottetown

The reading tour was good and there is nice views of Charlottetown and the Harbour. It is a nice monument to old Acadia.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Quebec City, Canada
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Quebec City, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The reading tour was good and there is nice views of Charlottetown and the Harbour. It is a nice monument to old Acadia.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Fort Amherst has amazing walking trails and the view of the Charlottetown Harbour is next to none. Lots of exciting historic adventures here...

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

we spent a couple of hours here - but there wasn't much to see unless you walked. (we had a picnic) we also spent some time on the beach because the tide was out. the site could be developed more.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I had to rate this only "Average", although for the most part, I enjoyed my experience of visiting the Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst National Historic Site. The location is basically one big walking trail. There's a few stations with information about the historical significance of the location. The real attraction here is the beautiful, beautiful views of Charlottetown and Charlottetown Harbor. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The location provided a great view of Charlottetown and across the harbour, but really that's all it is. They have a couple of displays with historical information on the Acadians, but for a site this size and remote we expected significantly more.

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Stratford, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

What a gorgeous location! What a dismal learning experience. Ancestors of our grandchildren (two different families) are commemorated on the monuments but that's about all the learning there is to be had. I had expected a visitor centre with at least students, history, interpretive materials and so on. While there is a building with a theatre (I discovered this by... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Follow the road signs and you will get there. Walk to the crest of the hill at the site and read the signs to get a feel of Arcadian history. From the top, you get a good view of the city and you will see the path down to the lighthouse. It is a 5+ minute circular path past 2... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A very interesting place to wander about and learn of the plight of the Acadians. There is also a great view of the Charlottetown harbour.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Very nice trail with great water views and overview of Charlottetown from the opposite side of the harbor. Walk far enough to see both lighthouses (yes, there are two), which is probably about a 2-mile loop (quite level, easy walking). Good place to just hang out on a nice day. Very nice short outside exhibits talking about the takeover by... More 

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Ontario CANADA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We never intended to go to this site but just happened to stop by on the way to the Confederation Bridge. It is a very nice trail along the shoreline with a number of plaques and information boards about the early settlers in the area. There is an interpretive centre as well but it was early morning and had not... More 

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