Plan your visit

Fort Anne National Historic Site

Fort Anne National Historic Site is situated on the Annapolis River in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, a 2-hour drive from Halifax and the airport. Port Royal and Melanson Settlement are nearby.

The grounds and trail are open year-round with no winter maintenance. The museum and washrooms are open from mid-May to Thanksgiving Day. Visit between June and September for the full experience.

Plan to spend at least two hours touring the site, though it’s easy to pass more time exploring the museum, walking the fort’s earthen walls, and picnicking along the Annapolis River.

Hours of operation

Open daily from mid-May until mid-October. Grounds are open year-round.

Facilities and services

Parking, washrooms, accessibility.

Shop and reserve

Shop for passes and permits, souvenirs, and official Parks Canada merchandise. Make a reservation for a guided experience or program.


Visitor passes and program fees. Film and photography permits. Free admission for youth.

Passes and permits

Discovery Pass. Film permits.

Brochures and publications


Infrastructure program

Current and future infrastructure projects and investments.


Seasonal and local weather, and trends.

Google Street View

Check out Fort Anne using Google Street View!

Travel trade

Discover what Parks Canada has to offer.

How to get here

How to get here


Fort Anne National Historic Site
323 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0S 1A0

902-532-2397 (Mid-May to September) / 902-532-2321 (October to Mid-May)



Fort Anne is located in the town of Annapolis Royal.

Driving time from Halifax is approximately 2 hours; from Yarmouth, approximately 1.5 hours.

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