Fort Edward National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Fort Edward National Historic Site

Windsor, Nova Scotia
67 Fort Edward Street, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0, Canada
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June 30 to September 2, 2023, Tuesday to Saturday (9 am - 5 pm). The grounds are open year-round. The trail is not maintained during the winter.
902-798-2639 (July and August) / 902-532-2321 (September to June)

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 Blockhouse, enjoy a walking trail, picnic area and geocaching!


  • Family-Friendly
  • 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.


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