Grand Pre National Historic Site, Grand Pre

Built to commemorate the Grand Pre area of Nova Scotia, Grand Pre 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 Pre National Historic Site and other attractions that appeal to you using our Grand Pre day trip site .
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  • Currently sites not open. But the grounds are. There is a small church in a field or park the views are beautiful. I had a great time walking around the site I think it would be interesting to see or ...  more »
  • Everything that one needs to understand about the Acadian culture and innovations - as well as the sad story of the expulsion of the Acadians in 1750s. It is critical to see the models, videos and loc...  more »
  • I'm pretty sure that this is the park where a statue of Evangeline from Longfellow's poem stands. This is one of the best works of are this side of the Atlantic. As you walk around the statue you see ...  more »
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  • Really beautiful and well maintained grounds. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly, and there are cool activities for kids as well. The history in this area is interesting, and an important part of Acadien/Canadian culture.
  • Good museum though not open 12 months. Check the website before you go. Beautiful surroundings
  • The deportation of the Acadian people has to be Canada's darkest moment in its history, bar none. The tragedy should be documented. But this is not the place. What you will find here is fake history modestly peppered with some actual archeology and some real history. But the thrust is fake: a fictitious character is the centerpiece and the fake church is not much more than a secular nod to a religion and time the curators don't seem to respect.
  • Wonderful tour. Francois kept our Girl Guides interested and even did an activity with music and dance. Brilliant! X
  • I have Acadian ancestry so well worth the visit for me. I probably have ancestors buried here.
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