Fort Anne National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Fort Anne National Historic Site

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Type
Military
Address
323 St George St, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0, Canada
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Hours
June 16 to October 10, 2021: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Daily | Grounds open year-round
Phone
902-532-2397

Some Parks Canada Places have begun a safe, gradual reopening and resumption of limited visitor services. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. For more details regarding hours of operation contact the site directly. For more information regarding Parks Canada and Covid-19, visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/fortanne/visit/covid-19-info

Step foot onto one of the most hotly contested pieces of land on the entire continent which became Canada’s first administered National Historic Site in 1917: Fort Anne. The land on which Fort Anne now stands is part of the traditional homeland of the Mi’kmaq. In recent centuries, a succession of Scottish, French, and English settlers clashed over this prize on the banks of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis River, often drawing the Mi’kmaq into their conflict. Fort Anne was the site of thirteen attacks, seven change of hands, and the ratification of the Treaty of Boston.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

  • Fort Anne is in the historic town of Annapolis Royal, which served as the capital of Nova Scotia until 1749 and is among the most fought-over pieces of land on the continent.
  • Thirteen battles took place on the grounds at Fort Anne and it changed hands seven times.
  • The fort is built in a traditional, star-shaped plan: Raised earth bastions at four corners allowed defenders to repel invaders.
  • Visitors to the fort enjoy panoramic views of the Annapolis River, a mosaic of hills, pastures, and historic homes.

Location

323 St George St, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0, Canada
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