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Melanson Settlement National Historic Site

Parks Canada

Record #: MCA0007
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019
Last Full Update: 06 Oct 2015


Located In Port Royal (Annapolis Co.)
Where To Find Us
3870 Granville Rd
Port Royal, NS B0S 1K0
Areas Served Nova Scotia


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Phone 902-532-2321
Mailing Address c/o Melanson Settlement National Historic Site 
PO Box 9 
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0
Fax 902-532-2232

Description & Services

An archaeological survey undertaken in 1984 on quiet farmland on the banks of the Annapolis River in 1985 unlocked the key to the history of the Acadian settlers who lived here throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. 
The Melanson Settlement revealed a system of dykeland farming unique among Acadians living in North America which involved families and neighbours cooperatively working the land.Accessibility 
A short loop trail (193 m) guides you from the parking lot to a lookout where the uplands, marsh and river are all visible.
Hours 8:00am - 4:00pm
Dates mid-May to mid-Oct
Accessibility The washrooms and trail are wheelchair accessible.