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Port-Royal National Historic Site

53 Historic Ln, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0, Canada
+1 902-532-2898
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Good spot to explorw

Great view! Good lesson in history. Went with small children who loved all the displays and were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jessica C
via mobile
Nice visit

We enjoyed walking around the site and seeing how people lived during that time in history. We were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
swiss2006
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Gatineau, Canada
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1939 re-creation of Canada's first permanent settlement includes costumed interpreters engaged in traditional handicrafts like woodworking.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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53 Historic Ln, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great view! Good lesson in history. Went with small children who loved all the displays and were able to run around (for the most part) Only one spot in one of the displays areas that looked like some scary stairs down to a basement. There...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed walking around the site and seeing how people lived during that time in history. We were a little disappointed that the only person who gave us any information was the wonderful woman at the entrance of the park who gave us a little...More

Thank swiss2006
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had our Canad 150 pass so we paid a visit to Port Royal. It was very interesting to see how they lived at the time. We saw a demonstration of wood shingle making. Well worth the visit.

Thank AllOrange
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great sunny afternoon activity for the whole family. Canadian history is often forgotten and although the story itself is somber, it is worth taking the time to investigate and the grounds around the site are worth the walk-about.

Thank Deanna H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic recreation. Knowledgeable interpreters and accurate displays made this an informative and enjoyable spot.

Thank kmf1221
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took advantage of free admission to National Parks for Canada 150 as we hadn't been here in awhile. Nice grounds. Not a lot of staff around to ask questions, you kind of just wander around and take everything in. Glad we didn't have to pay.

Thank SandySue123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved visiting this site. From school you learn about the early colonists but to see how they lived, albeit briefly, was great. The fort is a wonderful re-creation and thankfully when I visited, wasn’t crowded. M. Melanson was very charming and highly knowledgeable.

Thank Daverblond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How the British treated the Acadians back in the 1700s is a sad part of our history.. What is good, though, is that the story is told through sites like this one. This is well worth a visit and the recreation looks very authentic. We...More

Thank calgaryguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our third visit, the first with children -- very relaxed and enjoyable. I was impressed with how much culture the French brought with them -- it was a tight operation, made clear by the reconstruction and explanations from the guide and re-enacters. The setting, on...More

Thank rosepol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site should be required for all Canadian students as it visually show a beginning of French settlement in Nova Scotia. The reproduction is as best information can tell - Samuel de Champlain own drawings were used to recreate the fort. Too bad there aren't...More

Thank Richard W
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