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Address: 463 Queen St, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Phone Number: +1 506-460-2129
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The Soldiers’ Barracks is an 1827, three and a half storey stone structure...

The Soldiers’ Barracks is an 1827, three and a half storey stone structure built by the British Army to accommodate more than 200 British soldiers. A bronze plaque honours the 104th Regiment. Remarkably, as reinforcements for the war of 1812, six of its companies made a 1,128 km, 52-day march to Quebec and then to Kingston, Ontario, between February and April of 1813, with no loss of men. The lower level of the Barracks houses River Valley Crafts and the Barracks Fine Craft Shops, featuring local artists producing & selling their wares. In addition to fine crafts, River Valley Crafts provides visitor information, tickets for programs within the Historic Garrison District, refreshments and souvenirs. Open daily June to September. English and French tours are available from interpreters at the adjacent Guard House in July & August.

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Nice tourist attraction in the summer

Great free attraction The soldier's barracks is worth the visit for families and everyone. For a small fee Kids get a chance to enjoy being a soldier for the day. Great day out... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Great free attraction The soldier's barracks is worth the visit for families and everyone. For a small fee Kids get a chance to enjoy being a soldier for the day. Great day out for everyone only done in the summer months Check out the times and days with the city of Fredericton

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place to see some crafts, see how soldiers livedand we even got to play some croquet! Family friendly.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Small craft stores in the barns. Historic artifacts in the officers area. Toured by costumed actors. The actors hang outside all day (summer) doing performances and games of croquet. Very fun

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Thank pandili
Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

As you walk through the downtown of Fredericton, it is worth stopping to see the changing of the guards, the barracks and all the associated buildings in this area.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

The tour was very informative and detailed. Our tour guide was very friendly, knowledgable, and patient. We enjoyed the tour, especially our children (7 & 12 yr old). Very glad the tour guide talked us into taking the tour.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Good family activity with lots of learning. Saw the changing of the guard...well done and loved the bag pipes!

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

This museum is really great and has something for everyone and really explains the early days of military in Fredericton as well as lots of info on our native communities, etc. Extremely affordable as well.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

There are small craft shops in the bottom of this building. the craft people are there to sell and show their accomplishments. Quite interesting as is this whole area of downtown Frederickton.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

very unique way of using an historic site. Part of the barracks has been converted into artist stalls where several artists group together to use one of the bays for their display and sales. In particular a good selection of work from the local College of Art.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

Liked: There is a small shop selling locale art just beside the entrance. Take a look before you head in. Dislike: While we were visiting a children’s program was being set up so it restricted our access to a few of the rooms.

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