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Block house

This is an old wooden block house that was used to defend the local area. It’s a very small... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
John C
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Oldest Military Blockhouse in North America

Easy to find it was closed for the season but National Historic Sites grounds are always open for... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Maritimemac
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New Brunswick, Canada
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67 Fort Edward Street | B0n 2t0, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This is an old wooden block house that was used to defend the local area. It’s a very small installation but it does have some significance. It is currently the oldest one Canada. Worth in to take a look but you’re not gonna spend much...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Easy to find it was closed for the season but National Historic Sites grounds are always open for visitors year round. Historic Plaque to Flora MacDonald, was interesting and the fact that is is the oldest surviving Military Blockhouse in North America

Thank Maritimemac
Reviewed 17 September 2017

It took us several tries up and down streets and a call out to a local to find this place...it was free and also had a great view of the tidal flats at low tide

Thank Marion J
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We were driving past this area from the Annapolis valley so we stopped in. It's maybe 3 minutes off the highway, so it was worth a quick stop, especially if you've been to the other national parks of the other forts in the valley. Not...More

Thank K E
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I was a little disappointed as there was nowhere to go into and was only able to have a picnic on the carefully mowed grass near a small wooden building. All that is left of the fortifications.

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We stopped by since we had stopped at the local tourist info spot. The site consists of an old blockhouse (locked) and some cannon. Nothing spectacular. Some information on signs but I probably would not have gone out of my way, had I known what...More

Thank calgaryguy
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The site is mainly the blockhouse which is the oldest one in North America. Most of the other buildings were destroyed in a fire in 1922 The earthen fort was built in 1750. It provided an important British stronghold during decades of tension between the...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

A shadow of it's formal self, but still an important part of history. Originally an outpost to protect Windsor settlers and merchants, during the first world war this fort along with training grounds at Castle Frederick were used to train the first Jewish battalion for...More

Thank 2009rr1
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Many years we have played this place...running up and down the hill sides, collecting berries on the lower banks and watching the traffic go by. The fort is small but still speaks of times we know not of except through books and studies but an...More

Thank Jana c
Reviewed 27 August 2016

What remains of this fort is interesting to see. The blockhouse is the oldest one in all of North America and you can go upstairs. I thought it funny that there is a plaque on the front honoring one of the supporters of Bonnie Prince...More

Thank JHChicago2014
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