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Fort Anne, Canada's oldest National Historic Site, is a present-day reminder of a time when conflict between Europe's empire builders was acted out on the shores of the Annapolis River. Includes visitor information and links to related sites.
As the focal point for French and British settlement and as the seat of government of Acadia and then Nova Scotia, Fort Anne National Historic Site played an important role in Canadian history. The site was the scene of numerous battles as France and England fought for control of North America in the 17th and 18th centuries. This website features a discussion of the fort's historical significance.
A description of the exhibits, buildings, parade square and open spaces that comprise Fort Anne National Historic Site in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.
This view from the water shows Annapolis Royal (formerly Port-Royal) a few years before the outbreak of the Seven Years' War and the deportation of the Acadians. At right can be seen Fort Anne, originally built in 1702 to defend the capital of the French colony of Acadie. (Library and Archives Canada C-002706)