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Guard House & Soldiers' Barracks

463 Queen St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1B7, Canada
+1 506-460-2129
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tribute to what used to be

Historic building that could use a little tlc or maintenance to keep up. The museum/guided tour and... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
WorldTravelOne
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Breukelen Ut
Beautiful grounds

We came here after dinner since it was a stop on the city's geocaching tour. It was a nice place to... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
kurokitty
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Atlanta, Georgia
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The Soldiers’ Barracks is an 1827, three and a half storey stone structure built by the British Army to accommodate more than 200 British soldiers. A bronze plaque honours the 104th Regiment. Remarkably, as reinforcements for the war of 1812, six of its companies made a 1,128 km, 52-day march to Quebec and then to Kingston, Ontario, between February and April of 1813, with no loss of men. The lower level of the Barracks houses the Barracks Fine Craft Shops, featuring local artists producing & selling their wares. In addition to fine crafts, River Valley Crafts provides visitor information, tickets for programs within the Historic Garrison District, refreshments and souvenirs. Open daily June to September. English and French tours are available from interpreters at the adjacent Guard House in July & August.
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463 Queen St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1B7, Canada
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Historic building that could use a little tlc or maintenance to keep up. The museum/guided tour and children experiences on offer are fine.

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

We came here after dinner since it was a stop on the city's geocaching tour. It was a nice place to stroll to and we loved learning about the barracks' history. The geocache was hidden in a clever place!

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

We visited the Fredericton Region Museum and neighboring Soldier's Barracks and were most impressed with the excellent displays of artifacts. The visit thru the museum was rewarding and a unique learning experience. The Barracks definitely showed how difficult it must have been for a soldier...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Great free attraction The soldier's barracks is worth the visit for families and everyone. For a small fee Kids get a chance to enjoy being a soldier for the day. Great day out for everyone only done in the summer months Check out the times...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place to see some crafts, see how soldiers livedand we even got to play some croquet! Family friendly.

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Small craft stores in the barns. Historic artifacts in the officers area. Toured by costumed actors. The actors hang outside all day (summer) doing performances and games of croquet. Very fun

Thank pandili
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

As you walk through the downtown of Fredericton, it is worth stopping to see the changing of the guards, the barracks and all the associated buildings in this area.

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

The tour was very informative and detailed. Our tour guide was very friendly, knowledgable, and patient. We enjoyed the tour, especially our children (7 & 12 yr old). Very glad the tour guide talked us into taking the tour.

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Reviewed 1 August 2015

Good family activity with lots of learning. Saw the changing of the guard...well done and loved the bag pipes!

Thank SJW870
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

This museum is really great and has something for everyone and really explains the early days of military in Fredericton as well as lots of info on our native communities, etc. Extremely affordable as well.

Thank Lori J
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