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Fort Edward National Historic Site of Canada

Parks Canada

Located In Windsor
Where To Find Us
67 Fort Edward St
Windsor, NS B0N 2T0
Areas Served Nova Scotia
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Phone 902-798-2639 (July - August) 
902-532-2321 (September - June) 
902-798-4706 (West Hants Historical Society)
Mailing Address c/o Fort Edward National Historic Site of Canada 
PO Box 9 
Annapolis Royal, NS 
Canada B0S 1A0
Description & Services
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.  
Take a stroll along the grassy earthworks – the scene of conflict in the tumultuous 18th century. The struggle for control of North America during the age of empire still resonates at Fort Edward National Historic Site. 
The historic earthworks of Fort Edward make for a relaxing afternoon of exploring. Picnic on a scenic hilltop, walk the perimeter trail, then duck into the nearly 300-year-old blockhouse to see where soldiers were stationed in the 1700s. 
No Entry Fee at this location. (Donations welcome) 
*Parking available 
*Wheelchair accessible 
*Picnic area 
*Bus tours welcome 
*Visitor Centre and Tour Guide (summer only) 
*Easy walking trail loops around site 
More information about Fort Edward can be found through the West Hants Historical Society
Hours June 23 to August 30 
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm  
Closed Sunday and Monday. 
Grounds open year-round, no winter maintenance.
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Tags Annapolis Valley Connect ; National Parks and Historic Sites ; Outdoor Play ; Park ; Recreation Categories ; Summer Fun ; Summer Programs ; Tourism
Categories - General Displays/Exhibits ; Historic Places ; National Parks ; Picnic Grounds