Fort Edward National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Fort Edward National Historic Site

Windsor, Nova Scotia
Type
Military
Address
67 Fort Edward St., Windsor, NS
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Hours
June 25 to September 1, 2021: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday (closed Monday and Sunday) | Grounds open year-round
Phone
902-798-2639

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/edward/visit/covid-19-info

Fort Edward is home to Canada’s oldest existing blockhouse, a two-story defensive structure built by the British in 1750 to secure their hold over Nova Scotia. Visitors today can visit the grounds and blockhouse to see a piece of Canada’s military history.

Amenities

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

Fun Facts

  • Fort Edward is home to Canada’s oldest surviving blockhouse, built in 1750. Commonplace in 18th-century Canada, these wooden two-story defensive structures housed soldiers and provided protection from arrows and small arms.
  • Fort Edward originally comprised a blockhouse, barracks, powder magazine, and other buildings, all protected by a wooden palisade. Today, the original blockhouse and two cannons remain, surrounded by earthen fortifications.

Location

67 Fort Edward St., Windsor, NS
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