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Port-Royal National Historic Site

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Learned the origin of the name Nova Scotia

Learned so much history. The fort was originally built by the Scottish to start a New Scotland... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Sue R
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Salome, Arizona
Excellent

A really interesting place to visit. Guides are dressed in period costume and are very helpful and... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
pollyoppy
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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1939 re-creation of Canada's first permanent settlement includes costumed interpreters engaged in traditional handicrafts like woodworking.
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53 Historic Ln, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Learned so much history. The fort was originally built by the Scottish to start a New Scotland = Nova Scotia. Definitely worth seeing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue R
Reviewed October 19, 2018

A really interesting place to visit. Guides are dressed in period costume and are very helpful and informative.Even though it is being renovated this did not detract.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Great spot for a picnic lunch. Currently, site is under renovation, so we couldn't actually enter the building, but we had a nice walk around the grounds.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Very nice reconstruction of Port Royal habitation. Great to see the roof being replaced/upgraded to preserve this site for years to come. Don't forget to check out the tee-pee near the site, and the two red chairs overlooking the river.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vic D
Reviewed September 28, 2018

The site is a replica (built in 1939) of the fort original established in 1605 by the French - it was their 1st settlement in North America. The docents, in period costume, have a wealth of information about the people and history of the area,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Arriving right at 9AM we had the area all to ourselves. We spent an hour going through buildings and reading the history of the area and the living way of the inhabitants.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Terry S
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

The original building was burned down and this reconstruction dates back to 1939, though it is still being renovated. The work was and is being done utilising the same methodology and tools as the original construction, which results in a really authentic feel to place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

This is not far out of Annapolis Royal and well worth the ten minute trip. First of all, the old beautiful houses and the view along the way are worth the trip. Then you come to a beautiful area containing the reproduced fort. Docents in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susan P
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Although the reconstruction is currently undergoing rennovation we were able to see everything. It is very well done and the staff are very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julie M
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Great place for a picnic or walk around when visiting Annapolis Royal. Good views of the sea. Plaques are there so you can learn the history of St Anne's Fort.

Date of experience: September 2018
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