Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

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Annapolis Royal once known as Port Royal,is located in the western part of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. It is the second French settlement and sometimes is confused with Port-Royal National Historic Site.

The settlement was renamed in honour of Queen Anne following the Siege of Port Royal in 1710 by Britain and was the capital of Acadia and later Nova Scotia for almost 150 years.
The founding of the City of Halifax in 1749 saw Halifax becoming the capital of Nova Scotia. Annapolis Royal faced a total of thirteen attacks oveer the years, more than any other place in North America. Annapolis Royal was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1994.
Just a few points impressive historic time line, that begins in 1604.
– 1605 Sieur de Mons and Samuel Champlain establish Port Royal.
– 1629 Acadia is restored to France.
– 1749 Annapolis Royal loses her status as capital of Nova Scotia
– 1869 Annapolis Royal becomes the terminus of the Windsor & Annapolis Railway
– 1917 Fort Anne becomes Canada’s first National Historic Site
– 1939 Port Royal Habitation is re-constructed
– Read the rest of the impressive history.

The Annapolis Heritage Society dates back to 1965 when a number of local residents organized under the name Historic Restoration Enterprises for the purpose of “leasing, purchasing, demolishing, building and otherwise acquiring for preservation and display to the general public fine examples of the historic past of Nova Scotia.”


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