St. Andrews Blockhouse, Saint Andrews

#5 of 65 in Historic Sites in New Brunswick
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Step back in time to the war of 1812 with a visit to the historic St. Andrews Blockhouse, the province's oldest blockhouse. The shelter with small windows was used as an observation point for British soldiers surveying the bay and nearby border on the lookout for American invaders. The architecture is representative of 19th century military defense, and interpretive displays and guides tell more about the building's history and significance. Inside you'll find the preserved living quarters of the soldiers. Though partially destroyed by a fire in 1993, the blockhouse has been carefully restored and remains very close to its original appearance. Plan your St. Andrews Blockhouse visit and explore what else you can see and do in Saint Andrews using our Saint Andrews trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • A great place to stop at Low Tide to explore the seabed in front of the fort .. and a good place to explore the history of the area... the kids love the cannons... and I love...  more »
  • Great spot for a quick visit, with lovely view. You can explore the area and if low tide walk on fundy floor :)  more »
  • This is a great place. Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Everything is very tasty and fresh. Portions were big and satisfying. One negative was the flies were driving me nuts but that's not their fault. A must if your in the area.
  • If you're in St. Andrews, take a half hour out of your day and visit this historic, scenic spot. You'll be glad you did, and apart from maybe learning a little history, you'll enjoy this beautiful, peaceful place. At low tide, there are steps leading directly onto the exposed shore where you can literally watch the tides ebb and flood.

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