Plan your visit
Fort Edward National Historic Site is located in the historic town of Windsor, Nova Scotia, approximately 65 kilometres northwest of Halifax (a roughly one-hour drive) along Highway 101 West.
The site can be explored in about an hour, or visitors can stay longer to picnic, walk the earthworks and appreciate exhibits inside the centuries-old blockhouse.
The grounds of Fort Edward are accessible year-round (no winter maintenance), and the blockhouse itself is open from June 25 to Labour day, Tuesday through Saturday.
67 Fort Edward Street
Windsor NS B0N 2T0
Provide basic driving instructions on how to get to your location by car from a major highway or nearest major city. Fort Edward is located in Windsor - you may see it as you travel along Highway 101. From Highway 101, take Exit 6 and follow Water Street into town. Turn left at the first intersection; the site is located on Fort Edward Street. Driving time from Halifax is approximately 1 hour; from Yarmouth, approximately 3 hours.
Via Rail has regular train service to the nearest train station at Halifax. From Halifax, take Highway 102, to Exit 4B (Windsor/Annapolis Valley) and on to Highway 101. Take Highway 101 to Exit 6 and follow the directions above.
Bay Ferries offers ferry services to southwestern Nova Scotia. The Fundy Rose sails between Saint John, New Brunswick and Digby, Nova Scotia. Driving time from Digby to Windsor is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. The CAT sails between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Driving time from Yarmouth to Windsor is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.
The Halifax International Airport has regular flights to and from North America and Europe. From the airport take Highway 102, to Exit 4B (Windsor/Annapolis Valley) and on to Highway 101. Take Highway 101 to Exit 6 and follow the directions above.