Plan your visit
Fort Anne National Historic Site is situated on the Annapolis River in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, 203 kilometres (or a roughly two-hour drive) from the provincial capital of Halifax.
Visitors should plan to spend at least two hours to tour the site, though it’s easy to pass more time exploring the museum, walking the fort’s earthen walls and picnicking along the Annapolis River.
The fort is open June-October and the grounds are accessible year-round, however there is no winter maintenance on the pathway.
P.O. Box 9
Annapolis Royal NS B0S 1A0
The site is in the town of Annapolis Royal. Take Highway 101 to Exit 22 and continue north on Route 8. Proceed through the traffic lights on Saint George Street in Annapolis Royal, then take the second left into Fort Anne. Driving time from Halifax is approximately 2 hours; from Yarmouth, approximately 1.5 hours.
Via Rail has regular train service to the nearest train station at Halifax. From Halifax, take Highway 102, to Exit 4B (Windsor/Annapolis Valley) and on to Highway 101. Take Highway 101 to Exit 22 and follow the directions above.
Bay Ferries offers ferry services to southwestern Nova Scotia. The Princess of Acadia sails between Saint John, New Brunswick and Digby, Nova Scotia. Driving time from Digby to Annapolis Royal is approximately 30 minutes. Take Highway 101 to Exit 22 and follow the directions above.
The closest major airport is Halifax International Airport. It has regular flights to and from North America and Europe. From the airport take Highway 102, to Exit 4B (Windsor/Annapolis Valley) and on to Highway 101. Take Highway 101 to Exit 22 and follow the directions above.
Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list.