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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  • My wife raved about this place and, despite us visiting during the off-season (closed) it was still awesome to walk around the grounds and read + imagine the Acadia people's history. Being British I'm...  more »
  • I visited the Grand Pre National Historical Site this week (November 3rd 2016). The walk was beautiful with the fall leaves surrounding. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area, She had a...  more »
  • I never understood the story of why the Acadiens were forced from their homes. This trip to Grand Pre was both insightful and heartbreaking. The historic site sheds light on how humble and proud Acadi...  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.