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Candlelight Graveyard Tour

Public Bulletin Tours are postponed for the 2020 season. Please visit the Facebook and website pages noted below for updates.
Located In Annapolis Royal
Where To Find Us
Fort Anne National Historic Site
295 St. George St
Annapolis Royal, NS
Areas Served Annapolis Valley Region
Phone 902-532-3034
Contact Alan Melanson; Email:
Description & Services
Have you ever thought of a graveyard as a place of adventure, learning and discovery?  
Have you ever wondered about the meaning of some of the graveyard art on old tombstones?  
Have you ever read names and dates and wondered what kind of life the people led?  
If you enjoy unique experiences and want to find out more about "images of the past etched in stone" don't miss the chance to tour the Oldest English Graveyard in Canada by candlelight.  
These lively tours take place in Annapolis Royal at Fort Anne. Created in 1991 by internationally-acclaimed heritage interpreter Alan Melanson, they are consistently one of the most popular events in Nova Scotia, recommended by major media throughout the world.  
Thousands of people have taken part in this fun-filled tour, and many visitors actually plan their entire trip to the province around them.  
Join the fun, wear comfortable walking shoes, and don't forget to bring your sense of adventure! 
Tours are postponed for the 2020 season. Please visit the Facebook and website pages noted above for current details. 
Special Information
Established 1992
Tags Annapolis Valley Connect ; Guided Tours ; Recreation Categories ; Tourism
Categories - General Special Events & Festivals ; Walking Tours