Grand-Pré National Historic Site, Grand Pre

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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 is a must see for anyone visiting this part of Nova Scotia. The history of the deportation of the Acadians is rich here and well documented. It is an incredible and sad story. The park is beautif...  more »
  • This is a lovely park and well worth the visit. As an American of Acadian descent, visiting was a must. I had gone online to explore it a bit beforehand, but I must say that the park's website, at lea...  more »
  • This historic site is really a must. The Museum of deportation is full of information, objects, photos and historical notes concerning the deportation of the Acadians. The small chapel is visiting, it keeps the names of all Acadian families deported.
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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.