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“Well worth a long visit”

Port-Royal National Historic Site
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Owner description: 1939 re-creation of Canada's first permanent settlement includes costumed interpreters engaged in traditional handicrafts like woodworking.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Thanks to the visionaries who first built the habitation and to the latter day visionaries who saw fit to recreate this exceptional fort-trading post in 17th century Canada. We were so fortunate to have time not only to examine that design and the construction detail so methodically re- created, but also to talk to three guides whose knowledge of the era, the life style was extensive. I. Shall long remember my visit.

Thank Robert P
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

The guides are amazing and very knowledgeable about the site. It is very interesting to see the buildings, furniture, meet with a Mi'kmaq and find out a little bit more about their culture, games, history and relationship with the French settlers.

Thank Marie-Christine P
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We learned a lot at this fort. I think that older kids (5 and up) would enjoy it more than the littles. There is a lot of information and interesting things to see so take your time. The guides and characters have ALOT of information to share so ask a lot of questions. This is a must see when in Annapolis. Learning the history of this important place that plays a big role in Canadian history!

Thank BinMcKin
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

The buildings are a recreation of what was presumed to have existed at that place in 1605 and after. Visitors wander around inside them to see furnishings, etc., and see craftspeople work. When we were there a man was working at a foot powered wood lathe making a cup.

The site is about a ten minutes drive from Annapolis Royal. The grounds are in a pretty setting, so sitting and looking out over the water was a pleasant break.

Cost of admission seemed low to us. The staff was helpful and pleasant.

Thank 828TJA
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Very nicely done. Very authentic grounds and buildings. The staff in costumes of the time period were great.

Thank hiyafield
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