Grand-Pré National Historic Site, Grand Pre

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 to see Grand-Pré National Historic Site and other attractions that appeal to you using our Grand Pre day trip site .
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  • Outside the Museum and the Church, there is lots to see nearby: the beach of Evangeline, the cross of the Deportation, the aboiteaux (dikes that allow to build polders). A really interesting visit to book 2 hours.
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  • Lots of information panels so you can still learn about it je place even though the center is closed. Walk behind to see the sculpture depicting the expulsion of the Acadians and then the church with ...  more »
  • Being part Cajun I really wanted to see this place- worth it! Make sure you drive all the way out to the beach and see the “back side” of the dikes... also walk around and see the Evangeline statue- m...  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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