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“A Ton of History”

Annapolis Royal Candlelight Graveyard Tour
Ranked #1 of 3 Tours in Annapolis Royal
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Owner description: The award-winning Candlelight Graveyard Tour in Annapolis Royal has been one of the most highly recommended "must see" attractions in Nova Scotia since 1992. Sponsored by The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, tours of one of the oldest English graveyards in Canada are held every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings between June 1 - Oct 15 at 9:30 pm (rain or shine). Meet at the parking lot of Fort Anne National Historic Site, and don't forget to bring your sense of adventure!
Reviewed 15 October 2013

The Annapolis Royal Graveyard Tour was probably the most informative tour I've ever experienced. Alan Melanson is a true historian and he brought the "characters" of Annapolis Royal's past to life. He is a wealth of knowledge, and the setting (candlelit lanterns in the dark) is spectacular.

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

When we first decided to join the Graveyard Tour we were simply looking for something to do on a Friday evening while staying in the Annapolis Royal area. This event turned out to be some much more. Alan Melanson, the gentleman who led the tour, is a national treasure. He walked us through a condensed history of Annapolis Royal by telling the stories behind a number of the graveyard stones in the cemetery. I learned that Annapolis Royal has a unique and important place in the history of Canada, Nova Scotia and especially Acadia. If you find yourself in Annapolis Royal on one of the evenings the tour is offered I would recommend that you make your way to the Fort Anne Historic Site and take part in this unique tour.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Our guide the graveyard life with an animated presentation that really connected the significant events in history. We'll worth your time.

Thank Ed T
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Well worth the late night excursion. Alan Melanson is a 10th generation Acadian who leads you on a trip through history with his stories about the Annapolis Royal area and the people who lived (and died) there. This is a must if you are in the area. Best way to make history come alive!

Thank laurandden
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

This gives you powerful insights into the lives and histories for the past 400 yrs or so. Excuse the pun but things come alive--joys, heartbreaks, betrayals, noble actions, sadness and hope

Thank stan b
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