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.

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


Travel trade

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Seasonal and local weather, and trends.

Google Street View

Check out Fort Anne using Google Street View!

How to get here

Directions and distances to Fort Anne National Historic Site by car, air, train, and ferry.


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.

Services and amenities

Accessible Parking
Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Accessible Facilities Accessible toilets
Bus parking Bus parking
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
First Aid
Information Information
Interpretation Interpretation
Lookout Lookout
Interpretation centre Indoor Exhibit
No dogs
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Electric car charging station Electric car charging station
Restrooms Restrooms
Gift Shop Gift shop
WiFi Wi-Fi
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