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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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A lot of history !

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mariegilchrist
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Charlottetown, Canada

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Comox Valley, Canada
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a lovely spot and very historical but as a national park it was a disgrace. My husband had to find a bush to relieve himself as the toilets were filthy and there was litter left at the door and who knows what else. This was the first time we had encountered this as everywhere else we went in PEi... More 

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Oxford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited for Port-La-Joye-Fort Amherst for a great afternoon of walking the trails and learning about the local history. The visitor centre is the place to start for a map and some information about the site. Be sure to check out the Blockhouse Lighthouse while in the area! It looks like Parks Canada has recently updated the site, which is... More 

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Williams Lake, Canada
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is a nice park, with well laid out trails and beautiful scenery. There are nice vistas looking out over the water, and a lot of information about the sights were the fort once stood.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

While friends were visiting from Texas, I took them to Port-la-Joye - Fort Amherst for them to see and read up on the history of the French and British that fought for the land across the Charlottetown Harbour. There are lots of plaques on the grounds and inside the museum to read, where you will get a great history lesson.... More 

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