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Area artifacts and a fake (?) frog

Located in the historic three-storey Officers’ Quarters on the Parade Square where red-coated... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
xygb7dklt
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Ottawa
History in a small space.

These old Officers Quarters date from the period when Fredericton hosted British regiments. The... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
U1182HIronaldg
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Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the historic three-storey Officers’ Quarters on the Parade Square where red-coated reenactors perform a changing of the guard ceremony in the summer, the museum has artifacts on two floors dealing with early era central New Brunswick and Fredericton. The self-guided tour goes thru a series of connected galleries on Acadians, Loyalists, First Nations, Confederation, World War I, Victoriana, timepieces, immigration and so on. The museum showcases the Coleman Frog (preserved under glass), a very green 42-pound amphibian from nearby Killarney Lake in the 1800s. Local hotel owner Fred Coleman supposedly fed the frog to the extent it grew to be huge and would come when called for dinner. Real frog or fake frog? Museum visitors can make up their own minds. Museum admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. You pay in front of an old hand-crank cash register and receive a map to guide you through the exbibit rooms. The frog is near the front.

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

These old Officers Quarters date from the period when Fredericton hosted British regiments. The Museum, however, houses a taste of each important era from First Nations times to the Modern era. Worth the small donation to get in.

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

i share the same review here for both the Garrison and the Garrison museum. This place has educational value to kids and those who are interested in Canadian history. The reenactment of the Garrison, changing of guards is entertaining, and it is in fact educational. i actually learned about that the Museum house was the HQ of the first Canadian Army. The Garrison itself was the first official Canadian Army formed after the 1812 war. The building itself is neat in terms of its architecture---very British colonial. i enjoy a good hour of hanging around here while having a quite visit at Fredericton.

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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at this museum. It is well organized and has many informative displays. Several are multimedia productions. We loved the story about the frog and the WWI trench was quite interesting.
It is a good venue to watch the changing of the guard... on the balcony.
A must see if you want to take in an overview of the history of the area.

Thank johnbG9540NM
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

If you are heading downtown Fredericton, you must visit the Museum. If you get a chance to see the changing of the guard it is pretty impressive.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

There was several things to see, mostly things to read. Space is limited but I do think a few more artifacts would be helpful. Took about an hour to go through. The girl at the front desk was very friendly and the changing of the guard ceremony happens right outside around 4(?). It was cancelled the day we were there due to the weather

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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

$6 per person to get in and they only take cash. ATM is a few blocks away. Good account of the area's history, but a little scant on events during the War of 1812. Still a little unclear as to the role of NB in 1812.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Great place in the summer for activities as well as a great history inside of world war 2 memoribilla

1  Thank Annette D
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

We thought this would be a quick trip through the museum, but ended up staying more than an hour! There was a really nice lady showing rug hooking- my daughter tried it and loved it!! Lots of interesting information about the area and many interactive things for kids.

Thank Rachel D
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

Be a guard for the day or afternoon (for kids).
For adults,checkout what it was like back in time when the Brits where in Canada. A piece of history right in the heart of Fredericton the capital city of New Brunswick.

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