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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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Charlottetown area sites

Very interesting historical information is provided with a nice view across to Charlottetown. Worth a quick visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Rons1956

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Denver, Colorado
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This park is located across the harbor from Charlottetown, and is the location of a no-longer-existent fort. The outline of the foundation is on the top of a knoll overlooking the entrance to the harbor. It's a beautiful setting, with trails, colorful cliffs on the water, and lots of history.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is a good place to go to for a couple hours. It has interesting information, along with nice views of Charlottetown. It also has a few trails with some lighthouses, that also have beautiful views of the countryside, and water.

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Campbell River, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is a beautiful spot to look at the Charlottetown harbour, the downtown skyline and the history of the area overall. A good place to relax, take lots of pictures and enjoy the boat traffic.

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Thank 804ritchied
Ottawa, Canada
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119 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is a great place by the sea on a point controlling the entrance into the harbour of Charlottetown, with dramatic views. Only ruins remain of the forts both French and then English but nonetheless it is very well explained and you discover part of the history of French Canada and the Imperial Wars fought over North America. The surrounding... More 

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Thank UnforgettableRome
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Very interesting historical information is provided with a nice view across to Charlottetown. Worth a quick visit.

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Thank Rons1956
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Have not been there for 30+ years but decided to take my family. Very well kept Park with beautiful trails and good descriptive signs explaining the history of the Fort. On down side was the interpretation center was closed and has been for 2 years which is very sad for a national park. If not for the closed center I... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Beautiful Park with almost 300 year old French fort site and slightly more recent British fort. All that remains is the earthworks and the holes where the basements of many of the buildings existed. Very good signage to explain the importance of the fort in history of the area. Park like area seems to be a favorite of joggers with... More 

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Thank VirgilVa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

In all of our discussions with visitors information and B&B owners, never was this place mentioned. What a great find on our drive back to Charlottetown. A beautiful port area with some history, mixed with some well kept short walking trails and boards giving information on the site along the way. It was a great end to a day of... More 

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Riverview, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a lovely, quiet park with pleasant walking trails and a view of Charlottetown. It would be nice if there were a visitor centre, with a little more information about the history of the fort (there are information kiosks), and a place to purchase drinks, etc. There are washrooms, and they were clean. I would like to go back... More 

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HSV AR
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206 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful and serene park with wonderful views, trails, and interpretive signage. Great place to explore and learn a little more about the history and the area. Plus great views of Charlottetown harbor!

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