© Parks Canada/R. Garnett
Welcome to Fort Anne! We thought we’d give you a sneak preview of some of the amazing sites you’ll see when you visit us.
Let’s get started:
As you drive into Fort Anne, you cross the earthworks and park on the west side of the Officers' Quarters. From here you can see the parade square, part of the surrounding earthworks, and the Officers' Quarters, where the museum is housed.
Detail of Fort Anne Heritage Tapestry © Parks Canada
Let's tour the exhibits first. We enter through the main entrance on the north side of the building. After paying our entry fee and receiving some orientation to the site, we begin the exhibits. Wow! The first thing we see is the Fort Anne Heritage Tapestry which was designed by Kyoko Grenier-Sago. Over 100 volunteers crafted this unique 8ft x 18ft (2.4m x 5.5m) work using three million stitches. Four centuries of area history are depicted through the colourful scenes and vignettes.
As we continue through the National Interpreters' Association (NIA) award-winning exhibits, we have an opportunity to see:
© Parks Canada
a copy of the Nova Scotia Charter from 1621 and to learn more about the early Scottish presence;