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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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197 reviews 197 reviews
68 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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