Grand-Pré National Historic Site, Grand Pre

(4.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Built to commemorate the Grand Pre area of Nova Scotia, Grand-Pré National Historic Site is a World Heritage Site, and the site of an Arcadian settlement from the 17th century. Lovers of literature will know that the village was the scenic setting for the epic poem, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie. That's no surprise, considering its lush gardens and stunning shoreline. During your exploration, look for the memorial church and admire the paintings, stained glass, and exhibits. Pop into the visitor's center for further exhibits, multimedia presentations, and general information on the historic site. Plan your visit to Grand-Pré National Historic Site and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Grand Pre tourist route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • We didn't really know what to expect but thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon here. Very informative films and exhibitions. Maybe a little one-sided though towards the Acadians and against the British. Lo...  more »
  • This is one of these things that have been in my backyard for years and I have never gone but I am glad I did! A great place to stop and stretch your legs and learn about the Acadian history. 
  • Nice park describing the settlement of the Acadians from France and their expulsion by the British. Learned a lot about the people and history and there is plenty to do with the kids. Beautiful settin...  more »
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  • Really worth visiting. Very well planned, a definite improvement over the last 20 years. Personnel were courteous and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
  • This UNESCO World Heritage Site tells the sad tale of the Acadians, who in 1755 were expelled from the land they painstakingly developed by the British around the time of the Seven Years War, when Britain and France were still jostling for dominance in North America. The views are beautiful and there is a detailed interpretive museum, as well as various postings in the open air section of the grounds giving further historical detail. Ongoing excavations here have shed light on the lives of the Acadians and later the New England Planters who were given their land following the expulsion.
  • Long ago, they use to have animators. Last time I went, one of the guides took the time to go over some family history, Samson's and Slalunwhite's who were expelled from Grand Pre and Annapolis Royal.
  • Always loved this location but I am even more impressed with the little additions they have made for kids. A mascot, a tickle trunk, a scavenger hunt. The kids had a blast. Might become our yearly trip.
  • Beautiful place and good food. I only wish if they offer more variety in their menu. At least there should be a choice of burger without pork.