Fort Edward National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Fort Edward National Historic Site

Windsor, Nova Scotia
Type
Military
Address
67 Fort Edward Street, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0, Canada
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Hours
June 28 to August 31, 2024, Wednesday to Sunday (9 am - 5 pm). The grounds are open year-round. The trail is not maintained during the winter.
Phone
902-798-2639 (July and August) / 902-532-2321 (September to June)

Step inside a historic military blockhouse from the mid-1700s, where creaking floorboards, original graffiti, and musket slits in the walls evoke the lives of soldiers once stationed here. Stroll along the grassy earthworks and enjoy a picnic.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms

Fun Facts

  • Centuries ago, Fort Edward was the scene of discord between British garrisons and Acadian and Mi’kmaq peoples. Today, the fort – with its 1750 soldiers’ blockhouse and grassy earthworks – has fallen silent making it the perfect setting for a relaxing stroll and picnic, with a historical twist.
  • The term “blockhouse” usually denotes a simple wooden structure of two storeys with the upper storey overhanging the lower. The heavy timbers that formed their walls were easily cut from nearby forests and hewed with simple tools. Blockhouses provided excellent protection against arrows and small arms, the weapons used most when the British built Fort Edward.

Location

67 Fort Edward Street, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0, Canada
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