Grand-Pré National Historic Site, Grand Pre

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Historic Site
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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  • Grand Pre was one of the most notable Acadian settlements in what became Nova Scotia. The historic site features a small museum with many little buildings (that host their own reconstructions and rest...  more »
  • You can almost feel the Acadians land and starting their new lives in the valley. So beautiful worth seeing.  more »
  • 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 »
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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.
  • 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.
  • Learned about a part of history that was not taught where I went to school in sk. Was very humbling and the landscape is stunning.
  • Sobering reminder of dark periods in history. Professional multi media presentation and memorial grounds.
  • Really nice and important historic site. Very informative.