Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Louisbourg

Visit Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a partial reconstruction of an 18th-century French fortress. Originally part of the most extensive fortifications in North America, this National Historic Site now allows you to step back in time as you admire the architecture and period weapons, and interact with actors dressed as townsfolk from the era. During peak season, you can see a musket demonstration or puppet shows, participate in workshops, and enjoy a delicious meal at the onsite restaurant. See Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and all Louisbourg has to offer by arranging your trip with our Louisbourg online day trip planner .
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  • We set aside a full day for our visit to the Fortress. It was a day well spent. We did both the Walking Tour and the Time Travel Tour. The first gives you a good exposure to all aspects of the Fortres...  more »
  • What a place the fortress of Louisbourg was site to see. From eating the soldiers bread to firing the canons it was all great and family friendly.  more »
  • I highly recommend this restored French Fortress. Even in the the rain, it was a great visit. This site offers a significant insight into the evolving history of Canada. The recreated historical eleme...  more »

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