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“Lots of fun” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Annapolis Royal Candlelight Graveyard Tour

Annapolis Royal Candlelight Graveyard Tour
Ranked #1 of 3 Tours in Annapolis Royal
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Owner description: The award-winning Candlelight Graveyard Tour in Annapolis Royal has been one of the most highly recommended "must see" attractions in Nova Scotia since 1992. Sponsored by The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, tours of one of the oldest English graveyards in Canada are held every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings between June 1 - Oct 15 at 9:30 pm (rain or shine). Meet at the parking lot of Fort Anne National Historic Site, and don't forget to bring your sense of adventure!
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“Lots of fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

Had a lot of fun on this tour. The guide expertly relayed the history of the nearby fort and several graveyard "inhabitants". There was also a lot of information that genealogists would find interesting. I was surprised, however, that we didn't view more stones. Really only 5 in 60+ minutes. Also, old have got some mosquito repellent if I knew they came out at night. By the way, this is no small event. Our tour easily had 80 people and that's apparently very common.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Burnaby, Canada
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“So glad we went on the tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

We were encouraged by our B&B to go on this 9:30 pm tour and are so glad we went. Host Alan Melancon has a fantastic voice and style of delivery, telling you about the town's history through its gravestones. From his costume, to his stories about his family's Acadian roots, to his excellent 19th century costume, to the hand-held lanterns we carried, the event was informative, fun, and ever so slightly spooky. A wonderful experience. And he has done it practically every evening for 21 years as a volunteer and past president of the local historial society.

Visited August 2012
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great evening adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

The hosts at our B&B suggested this and we read about it in the local literature so joined a mid-week tour. It was fantastic. Big Hint....bring mosquito repellent so you can enjoy yourself without bugs.We learned so much about the history of the area and not just the stones in the graveyard. The guide is top notch. I'd think just about anyone could enjoy this evening tour. It is a very unique way to learn about Annapolis Royal and Acadian culture.

Visited July 2012
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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Annapolis Royal Highlight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

This lives up its reputation as a highly entertaining and informative presentation, extremely well spoken. Well deserved reputation for preserving, protecting & promoting Canadian cultural history. Bravo! to the overwhelming local community support for all things historical.

Visited July 2012
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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“Great tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

The tour was interesting, informative and entertaining. Highly recommend it.

Visited June 2012
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