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Fort Anne National Historic Site

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The O’Dell House Museum presents Fort Anne through the centuries

Starting Monday, February 20th, in celebration of Fort Anne’s 100th anniversary as Canada’s first administered national historic site, the Annapolis Heritage Society is pleased to host a special exhibit of seldom seen images and memorabilia including maps, lithographs and photos from the Fort Anne archives. This collection, at one time or another was exhibited in the museum of the Officers’ Quarters at Fort Anne National Historic Site.

The exhibit, located on the 2nd floor of the O’Dell House Museum, will continue until Saturday, April 15. Exhibit hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Friday 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, call 902-532-2321.

2017 Activities, Events and Programs

Complete details and lists of events, activities, and programs for the 2017 season are now online! 

Southwest Nova Scotia Management Plan now available

A management plan has been prepared for Fort Anne, Port-Royal, Fort Edward, Charles Fort, and Melanson Settlement National Historic Sites of Canada -- known collectively as the national historic sites of Southwest Nova Scotia. This plan was developed based upon extensive public consultation and provides strategic direction for these national historic sites for the next 10 to 15 years.

The plan has been tabled in Parliament and paper copies are available upon request. The Executive Summary of the Management Plan is posted here along with a PDF version of the entire document for download. 

Fort Anne's Officers' Quarters gets a face-lift!

Behind-the-scenes work continues as we prepare for our 100th anniversary in 2017. The Officers' Quarters were originally built in 1797 and restored in 1935, and now it’s time to rehabilitate and strengthen the old walls again. Parks Canada staff have been...  >>More 


Canada's Coolest School Trip is coming to Fort-Anne!

Next year is both Canada’s 150th birthday and the 100th anniversary of national historic sites in Canada. To highlight these anniversaries, this year’s grand prize is a 5-day, all-expenses paid school trip to Parks Canada places in Nova Scotia including a visit to Canada’s first national historic site, Fort Anne!

From June 5-9, 2017 one luck grade 8/secondary 2 class will go on a trip of a lifetime! Students will;

-Explore the beautiful landscape and experience Mi’kmaq culture in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
-Carefully handle artifacts on a white glove at Fort Anne National Historic Site
-Discover the haunted tunnels and chambers of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
-Visit with Samuel de Champlain himself at Port-Royal National Historic Site.
-Uncover the tragic and powerful Acadian history at Grand-Pré National Historic Site, also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
And so much more!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with Parks Canada and the My Parks Pass Partners. Register for Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest today!