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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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Drive over to get another view of the Charlottetown Harbor and some local history in the visitors center.

I recommend this as a place of beauty and quiet - picnic and trail-walk. Read up on he history. French - English - local Indians fought some significant battles here and very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom S

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Blind River, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although there are no buildings here, it is a place with much history. The signage for the fort and the deportation of thousands from Ile Saint-Jean is thoroughly documented. The site overlooks the harbour and the cruise ships can be seen at Charlottetown. There is a path along the water that takes you by one of the rangelights and another... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend this as a place of beauty and quiet - picnic and trail-walk. Read up on he history. French - English - local Indians fought some significant battles here and very interesting historical things relating to the French / English squabbles over the control of the New Country which became CANADA.

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Thank Tom S
Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We were biking for a few days on PEI and needed a destination from our Charlottetown stay. We did't want to tackle Route 1 on a bike so drove to Argyle Shores Provincial Park to start our ride.. it was a 15 mile ride to the fort and the views of the town were quite impressive. Plus great signage to... More 

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cornwall, ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We stumbled across this lovely place near our rental cottage and spent a great afternoon checking out the nearby light house, swimming at the beach, and walking on the gorgeous gravel paths. Loved that the distances were well marked so you could choose how far you wanted to walk. Unbeatable views, no crowds, washroom facilities.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

It was a truly perfect day at the Fort with my wife, son, daughter-in-law and 3 month old granddaughter. Well marked walking trails with very good signage explaining what we were seeing. I thought that I was reasonably knowledgeable about this particular geographic area and its history but I now see that wasn't the case. Tremendously helpful and knowledgeable staff... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We stopped here, really, by accident and what a beautiful spot with a fantastic view of Charlottown and the neck of Charlottetown Harbour. The tourist center is also open so you can get some brochures and use the clean washrooms if necessary. I will post pictures to give you a birds eye view. Enjoy the history lesson on such peaceful... More 

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I never saw this in my history books. I wish I could have gotten a fact sheet about this area. I found it fascinating. The area lighthouses were beautiful. I wonder what tales they would speak if they could talk.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Had a good time learning more about the Island and the Acadians. I never learned about this in my history books. Also saw two lighthouses.

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Duanesburg, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I drove up to this place and it is historically significant with a lovely view of Charlottetown and the harbor.

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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

We were looking for history but this site has little to offer, except the monument dedicated to Acadians and the Grand Dérangement.. Instead we enjoyed walking on the park's trails. Many offer a beautiful view over the Bay and Charlottetown harbor.

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