Fort Anne National Historic Site
Discover Canada’s first administered National Historic Site and one of the most hotly contested pieces of land on the continent. A succession of Scottish, French, and English settlers fought over this land, often drawing the Mi’kmaq into their conflict. Fort Anne is located in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.
Visiting Fort Anne National Historic Site
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Converse with costumed interpreters as they share their knowledge and tell the story of a colony of intrepid French inhabitants. Experience the early 17th century lifestyle in the reconstructed Habitation at Port-Royal. You will also learn about the way of life of the first people on this land – the Mi’kmaq.
The archaeological remains of the Melanson Settlement paint a vivid story of the pre-Deportation Acadians living on the banks of the Annapolis River during the 17th and 18th centuries. A short trail with interpretive panels recounts the story.
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