The Charlotte County Archives, located in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada began in 1975 when a group of volunteers known as the “Friends of the Charlotte County Historical Society” was formed to preserve and organize historical documents relating to Charlotte County. Since 1982 the permanent home of the Archives has been at 123 Frederick Street in the old Charlotte County Gaol, a Provincial Heritage Site, generously provided by the Province of New Brunswick. The Archives is a non-profit organization and donations help fund daily operations and special projects.


April - May 1:00 - 4:00 Tuesday - Friday

June - 10:00 - 4:30 Monday - Friday

July - August 10:00 - 4:30 Monday - Saturday

September 10:00 - 4:30 Monday - Friday

October  1:00 - 4:00 Tuesday - Friday

                                                                    November - March by appointment

                                                                                " Admission by Donation"

What's on the docket

  • Ghost Walks every Saturday in May,
    by appointment only, please call 
    Felicity at 506-321-1001
    lick to see the present poster.

  • Spring is finally here, the snow is gradually disappearing and the days are so much warmer! Isn't it wonderful after such a brutal winter? The warmer weather also means that your Archives has started Spring hours. For the months of April and May the Archives will be open from 1 to 4 from Tuesdays to Fridays. Why not drop in and visit us?
  • It's hard to believe that a whole year has rolled by, but once again it is appeal season for the Charlotte County Archives. We know that you get many, many requests for donations. But please read the appeal letter from our president and consider us when you are deciding which organizations to support. If you are a long-time supporter, we thank you and encourage you to continue with that support; if you are looking for an organization to support, we’d like to be favourably considered.

    Those of us who give our time to the Archives firmly believe that learning about our past enriches us, and that the lessons of the past provide the key to our future. If you or your ancestors have ever lived in Charlotte County you are a part of the story of our us to preserve that story for the future!

    Read the appeal letter from our President here.
  • The Fall 2014 edition of the Charlotte County Archives' Newsletter is now available!

    It's time to settle in by the fire with a cup of tea for another great read. The creators of our Newsletter have done it again...they've pulled together a wonderful collection of interesting vignettes. There's the story of a family from California who came searching for their roots, Sheila Washburn talks about her 6 years on the Board of the Archives. There is a collection of notes about our summer activities, and the background story of the sweater that was donated to us to be raffled as a fundraiser. Oh...and a short note about a ghostly experience!

    Plug in the kettle...and take a look at your Fall 2014 Newsletter.



Your Charlotte County Archives would like to tell you about our new strategy for keeping you informed!
Taproot is a bi-weekly series of emails highlighting the resources and services of the Archives. The emails will be extremely short, like the one below, but we hope you will follow the link to the full article on our web site to find out more about the topics which interest you. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in receiving our Taproot emails, please use the "subscribe to Taproot" button below to start receiving your own emails.

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At 6:30 on May 21st, the Archives will be holding its Annual General Meeting in the Old Charlotte County Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public and we hope you can join us! Our speaker will be the Provincial Archaeologist for New Brunswick. With over 15 years of experience in archaeological research, Brent Suttie has spent the last 7 years as the archaeologist responsible for regulating New Brunswick’s Archaeological Resources. He is also currently Manager of the Province’s Archaeological Services Unit, with Heritage Branch of the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture.

The topic of Brent's talk will be "Recent Archaeological Evidence of 13,000 Years of Charlotte County History".

Over the past 15 years, a number of very important archaeological sites have been found and excavated in Coastal and Interior Charlotte county which give glimpses into the lives of more than 600 generations of people who have lived in what is now Charlotte county, NB.  Brent will present some of the stories around these important sites, what the excavations revealed and how this archaeological information can help us understand a bit of what life might have looked like for the inhabitants of southwestern NB.

Please...try to join us for this fascinating presentation! 

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