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Address: 571 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5C8, Canada (Formerly York-Sunbury Historical Society Museum)
Phone Number: +1 506-455-6041
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The Fredericton Region Museum is a small not-for-profit history museum...

The Fredericton Region Museum is a small not-for-profit history museum located in Officers' Square, the heart of Downtown Fredericton!!

It exhibits the history of Fredericton in 12 galleries and is the home of the taxidermy remains of the Coleman Frog! Some exhibit themes include Native, Acadian, Planters, Medical, Military and Loyalist history as well as an 18 minute orientation video that tells the history of central New Brunswick. There are over 700 artefacts on display ranging from farm implements to fine art.

Operated by the York Sunbury Historical Society, the museum has a small paid staff. Dedicated volunteers, summer students and interns do most of the gallery work. The time that it takes to visit is dependent on the visitor; some stay for 30 minutes while others stay for hours.

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We were very disappointed in our trip to this town - none of the tourist sites we wanted to see open before Canada Day. However, this small local museum was open. It looked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cerritos, California
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Cerritos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were very disappointed in our trip to this town - none of the tourist sites we wanted to see open before Canada Day. However, this small local museum was open. It looked rather dingy from the outside, but we paid a nominal admission and wandered through the place. It was actually rather interesting, packed full of all sorts of... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was interesting. Had a hard time getting around but the building was historic. The admission price was reasonable. Thanks.

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Cornelius W, Exhibit Design at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, ClayWilson! We love that our museum is in a historic building! It's the perfect place to showcase our amazing collection. More 

Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of Fredericton is the history of the Acadian people, half my heritage. I am pleased to see a great little exhibit describing the Acadian experience in this area. From the Frog (a must-see for every visit) to a WWI trench, all set in the old barracks of Fredericton Garrison (very cool inside due to the thick stone walls)... More 

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Thank Mecedeme
Cornelius W, Exhibit Designer at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, Mecedeme! We are very proud of the great exhibits that we have as most are curated by volunteers. Our Acadian exhibit is one of our favourites, the curator did a terrific job. We will let her know that you were pleased with her work. More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

When we first walked into this museum, we didn't expect much as the entry is old and daggy looking and signage said it was run by volunteers. We paid the modest entry fee and after seeing one of the museum's key attractions, a stuffed 45 lb frog named Cynthia, we continued upstairs to find surprisingly good and informative displays on... More 

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Cornelius W, Exhibit Designer at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, angemcadam! We are small but mighty and are very fortunate to have really great volunteers! More 

Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

As a local and provincial history buff, I recommend this museum as a must see attraction when visiting Fredericton, New Brunswick. It has many old artifacts (fully documented and explained), of both military and cultural interest. The building in the background is part of the original military establishment dating back over two hundred years. Many local music and other cultural... More 

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Cornelius W, Exhibit Designer at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I'll share it with our volunteers as they are the ones that keep this place humming! More 

Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Did you know that the American revolution was not really a revolution at all? No according to the Fredericton Region Museum the revolutionaries were "law breakers" and the Loyalists were...well apart from loyal...definitely not nasty "law breakers". The museum will also tell you in graphic terms (there is a film ) about the Nazi like persecution of the Loyalists by... More 

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Cornelius W, Museum Caretaker at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We love our lovely old building and couldn't imagine a better place to showcase our community's interesting history! More 

Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The Fredericton Region Museum is housed in the Old Officers' Barracks, in Downtown Fredericton. It is home to the Coleman Frog and many other wonderful exhibits.

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Cornelius W, Museum Caretaker at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thanks! Our volunteers have put a lot of work into the exhibits and they appreciate your review. More 

Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

So when I entered the doors of the museum I was not expecting what was delivered! The staff are friendly and appear to love their job (which is rare these days)! The museum is filled with worldly events that are then tied into the history of central New Brunswick. They even have a notebook in the First World War exhibit... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Its a nice museum, which gives you a good history round-up of Fredericton and New Brunswick. I particularly liked the films shown and the different kinds of artifacts (from old bikes to hats).

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Cornelius W, Museum Caretaker at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. Our volunteers try to select artifacts that would appeal to a broad range of visitors and we think they do a great job. More 

Almonte, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

If you are visiting Fredericton and want a good overview of the city’s origins and history this is the ideal place to start. Entry is a nominal five bucks and I advise you to take advantage of the short orientation video. After that, a tour of each of the museum’s rooms support the video information and illustrate the stages of... More 

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