The grassy Parade Square and impressive earthen ramparts of Fort Anne are mainly quiet today. But they have witnessed thousands of years of history, and the most recent four centuries were the most tumultuous. Inside the fort’s museum, housed inside a 1797 Officers’ Quarters, visitors can learn about this traditional homeland of the Mi’kmaq and how Europe’s powers battled for the coveted site for literally hundreds of years. Outside, explore the fort’s defensive banks, ditches and bastions and, after dark, take a guided, candlelit tour of the Garrison Graveyard.


  • Special events

    Celebrate Canada 150 with us!

  • Recreation

    Run atop the grassy hills or roll down! Fly a kyte, take breathtaking photos or stay for a picnic!

  • Candlelight graveyard tours

    Presented by the Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, tour one of the oldest English graveyards in Canada! A 19th-century mourner and candlelight lanterns set the mood for these seasonal tours in the Fort Anne Garrison graveyard.

All activities

Bring the past alive
Interpretive trail
Picnic Area Picnicking
Discover military history and culture
Dog walking