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 Fort Anne was Nova Scotia's capital until 1749; the last regiment was withdrawn in 1854.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.
Museum $3.90; $3.40 (ages 65+); $1.90 (ages 6-16); $9.80 (family, up to seven people with a maximum of two adults). Prices may vary; phone ahead.
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.