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“A must see for all Canadians” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fort Anne National Historic Site

Fort Anne National Historic Site
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Owner description: Historic site brings to life that part of Canada's past when conflict between Europe's empire-builders took place on the shore of the Annapolis River.
Dartmouth, Canada
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8 reviews
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“A must see for all Canadians”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Excellent historic site to visit with family. It was fun and educational for all ages. A beautiful place to have a picnic lunch the interactive exhibits were great for the kids as was the kids activity guide. It is very affordable as a family activity.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
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178 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Worth the stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Never could figure out why they had a white flag flying. They have a croquet set just waiting for you! Wonderful views and well manicured lawns.

Visited August 2013
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Katy, Texas, United States
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80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Take the time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Drive in and play a game of croquet on the fort green. It was a great, kid friendly, photo friendly morning before catching the ferry. Lots for everyone to do.

Visited August 2013
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Wolfville, Canada
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71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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“Defending the Coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Fort Anne, located in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, sits on the site of a hotly contested area of Canada, where power shifted back and forth between French and British settlers in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. It is Canada's oldest national historic site, having been so designated in 1917.

The grounds are stunningly beautiful, raised high above the Annapolis River basin and carefully maintained. You can tour the Officer's Quarters and roam the grounds to see exactly how the site was defended by the occupying armies. The exhibits in the main building are exceptionally well done, and fully explain the history of the area.

When we visited, five local artists were busily at work creating watercolors of the various buildings and fortifications. The oldest building is a French powder magazine, dating from 1708.

Children love exploring the site, and for a special treat afterward, Upper Clements Amusement and Adventure Park is nearby.

Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Imagine history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Stunning site and views, worth a visit and wander around the grounds. Be sure to view from across the water as well.

Visited August 2013
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