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Fort Edward National Historic Site

Located in Windsor in the Fundy Shore and Annapolis Valley region, Fort Edward which was built by Major Charles Lawrence in 1750 protected the route from Halifax to the Annapolis Valley. The blockhouse, which is the oldest in Canada, and earthworks are all that remain of Fort Edward. Acadian families were detained here after the 1755 deportation. The fort was an important base during the Seven Years’ War, the American Revolution and the War of 1812. An exhibit inside the blockhouse provides information about the history of Fort Edward. Interpretive panels present the story of Fort Edward’s role in the history of the area.

Bus tours are welcome.


Areas Of Interest: Military

Core Experience: History

Cultural Heritage: Acadian

Features: Bus Tours • Multilingual • Parking • Wheelchair Accessible

Government Level: National

Memberships: Bienvenue

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Admission Info: Admission free; donations appreciated.

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Fort Edward National Historic Site

67 Fort Edward St
Windsor, NS

Tue–Sat 9am–5pm; grounds open year-round.

Phone: 902-798-2639
Off season: 902-532-2321

Website: http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortedward

Parking Spaces: 15