St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site

Step back to a time when southern friends became feared enemies, and clashes between the US and Great Britain penetrated borders during the War of 1812. St. Andrews Blockhouse was built by townspeople to protect them against American privateers and military.

Visit the St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, tour the St. Andrews Blockhouse barracks, enjoy a serene picnic, walk across the tidal flats at low tide.


Daily visitor fees, free admission for youth.

Plan your visit

How to get here, fees, accessibility, facilities and services.

About St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site

Culture and history

History, culture, cultural landscape, architecture, designation information.

Contact St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site

  Phone (June to August)

  Phone (September to May)


  For emergencies within the Historic Site:

Hours of operation

Open until the end of August
10 am to 6 pm


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