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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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Quiet corner of history

My husband and I spent a few hours walking through the area looking for treasures and learning about the past. There isn't much to the park but a nice view and a quiet, clean area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Not more than 30 minutes from Charlottetown, this is a scenic oasis as well as important historic site. Although the visitor center was closed (budget cuts?), the site was well maintained. The original fort and settlement of Charlottetown, the site also tells the story of the more than 3000 Acadiens deported in the 1750s from this area. The fort is... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The information centre was closed and the plaques were falling apart. It does offer a nice view of Charlottetown but that's about it. Even the fort itself is gone. It's fine if you're driving by but I definitely wouldn't make a special trip here.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This location was not crowded (it was not a particularly nice day - very light rain and cloudy) but there was limited information available about the site which we happened across while driving past on the coastal scenic route. It offers a view of the Charlottetown harbour and entrance to Northhumberland Strait. There are a few walking trails and some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My husband and I spent a few hours walking through the area looking for treasures and learning about the past. There isn't much to the park but a nice view and a quiet, clean area to take it all in from.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There is not much to see at the Port/Fort although it played a pivotal role in the settlement of Prince Edward Island. It is interesting to stand and think about what took place there. There is a beautiful view of both Charlottetown and out into the Northumberland Strait. There also great walking trails with very few people on them.

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Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Address: 191 Hache Gallant Dr | Rocky Point, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C0A 1H2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-675-2220
Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Charlottetown

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