Fort Anne National Historic Site

323 St. George St.
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0- Map It
(902) 532-2397

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Anne National Historic Site is 1 blk. n. of jct. hwys. 8 and 1. In the 1700s both France and England viewed this as an important site for maintaining control of eastern Canada. The French built four forts on the site before it was seized by the British in 1710. Fort Anne was Nova Scotia's capital until 1749; the last regiment was withdrawn in 1854. Surviving structures include well-preserved ramparts and bastions, a powder magazine and a storehouse. The Fort Anne Museum features exhibits about the Mi'kmaq, Acadians, planters and Loyalists. The Fort Anne Heritage Tapestry illustrates four centuries of area history. Monuments honor various figures from the fort's history. Special events include re-enactments. Tours: Guided tours are available by appointment. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
ADMISSION to the park is free in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Otherwise admission is $9.33; $7.90 (ages 65+); $4.67 (ages 6-16); $18.67 (up to seven people arriving in a single vehicle). An annual pass, valid at most Canadian national parks, marine areas and historic sites, is available.
Hours: Grounds daily dawn-dusk, year-round. Museum daily 9-5:30, mid-June through Labour Day; Tues.-Sat. 9-5:30, early June to mid-June and day after Labour Day-Sept. 30.