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Fort Anne National Historic Site of Canada

Parks Canada

Record #: ARR0054
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017
Last Full Update: 03 Feb 2016


Located In Annapolis Royal
Where To Find Us
Officers' Quarters
323 St. George St
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0
Areas Served Nova Scotia


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Phone (June 1 - September 30): 
(October 1 - May 31): 
Contact Interpretation Officer / Coordinator, Fort Anne NHS; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Fort Anne National Historic Site 
PO Box 9 
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0
Fax 902-532-2232

Description & Services

Step foot onto Canada’s oldest National Historic Site and one of the most hotly contested pieces of land on the entire continent at Fort Anne. For centuries, a succession of Scottish, French, First Nations and English settlers clashed over this prize on the banks of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis River.  
Today, visitors can walk the earthen walls, explore the 1797 Officers’ Quarters Museum and soak up centuries of Canadian history. 
Now designated a National Historic Site of Canada, it is managed by Parks Canada. The 1797 Officer's Quarters was renovated in the 1930s and now houses the museum with exhibits about the fort's history and historic artifacts from the area. 
A 1/2 km trail runs along the fort's earthen walls, and provides a dramatic view of the Annapolis River and basin. 
Entry and service fees are charged at most national parks and national historic sites, where revenues are kept to support visitor services and facilities. This means that every time you visit a park or site you are investing in its future — and in a legacy for future generations.  
Daily Entry:  
- Adult (17-64) $ 3.90  
- Senior (65+) $ 3.40  
- Youth (6-16) $ 1.90  
- Family/Group (up to seven individuals, max two adults) $ 9.80  
- Commercial Group, per person $ 3.40  
- School Groups (elementary & secondary), per student $ 1.90  
- Adult $ 9.80  
- Senior $ 8.55  
- Youth $ 4.90  
- Family/Group $ 24.50
Hours 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Dates 2016 Season: 
Jun 1 - Jun 20:  
Tue - Sat: 9:00am - 5:30pm  
Sun & Mon: closed  
Jun 21 - Sep 3: 
9:00am - 5:30pm daily 
Sep 4 - Sep 30:  
Tue - Sat: 9:00am - 5:30pm  
Sun - Mon: closed 
Grounds open year-round (no winter maintenance)
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