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Melanson Settlement National Historic Site

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

The ferry from Saint John, New Brunswick (which connects to Digby) is just a 30-minute drive away.

Plan to spend an hour on the short (193 m) trail and lookout.

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Hours of operation

Open daily from June until mid-October.


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How to get here

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Melanson Settlement National Historic Site
3870 Granville Road
Port Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0

902-532-2898 (Mid-May to October)



The Melanson Settlement is in Annapolis, Nova Scotia. Driving time from Halifax is approximately 2 hours; from Yarmouth, approximately 1.5 hours.

Free admission.

Services and amenities

Accessible Parking
Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Accessible Toilet Accessible toilet
Bus parking Bus parking
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Lookout Interpretive panels
Lookout Lookout
Toilet Outhouses
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
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