Grand-Pré National Historic Site, Grand Pre

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
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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  • This place is probably more interesting to Canadians, especially those who have Arcadian ancestors. We stopped here for a walk around whilst driving along the west of Nova Scotia. The facilities offer...  more »
  • This is the site of the expulsion of Acadians in 1755 by the British; this event gave birth to the "Cajuns" of the Southern U.S. There is a short film which describes the actual expulsion as well as a...  more »
  • While not overly large - you can spend a considerable amount of time here and learn a lot about the history of Acadian's in Nova Scotia and the deportation. This was part of Canadian history that I kn...  more »
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  • Very beautiful. We went during the Winter Months and visited the statue of Evangeline It's was so pretty for how old it was. The church behind the statue was also quite beautiful, though we could only see from the outside. We really liked seeing the statue of the family leaving, it was very powerful.
  • We arrived after 5pm with picnic supplies. We were a party of approximately 40 plus (families with children). The area is perfect for picnicking with one exception, there are no toilet facilities when the main building is closed.
  • Lovely grounds and interesting displays. A must see for every Nova Scotian. Really articulates some difficult parts of the province's history.
  • Reproduction church and blacksmith shop. Displays do a good job of describing the deportation of the Acadians.
  • It was a great visit. Im a nova scotian not acadian but it was a really good time ready on the technology they came up with to help with the tides. As always the history is great.

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