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Historic Garrison District

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The restored buildings of this British and Canadian post, which extends two blocks along Queen Street, include soldiers' barracks, a guardhouse, and a cell block. This is a National Historic Site and one of New Brunswick's top attractions. Local artisans operate studios in the casemates below the soldiers' barracks in Barracks Square. In July and August free guided tours run throughout the day, and there are regular outdoor concerts in Officers' Square. Redcoat soldiers have long stood guard in Officers' Square, and a formal changing-of-the-guard ceremony takes place July and August at 11 am and 4 pm daily, with an additional ceremony at 7 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. It's even possible for children (ages 4 to 12) to live a soldier's life for a while: each summer at 1:15 (or 11:15 for the French version), would-be redcoats get their own uniforms, practice drilling, and take part in a "mission" ($8 per person). The square hosts a number of festivals, there's nightly entertainment in summer, and on Sunday evenings in July and August, free classic movies are shown under the stars in Barracks Square at approximately 9 pm.

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  • Address: Queen St. at Carleton St., Fredericton, NB E3B 1B7 | Map It
  • Phone: 506/460–2129
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 24 hrs
  • Location: Fredericton
Updated: 10-10-2013

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