Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Louisbourg

Categories: Historic Sites, Military Facilities, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Louisbourg holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Integral part of Canadian history. Worth travelling to in Cape Breton. Walking tour is really informative to learn of the interplay between the French, British, and the Natives. Cod fish was the reaso...  read more »
  • This year we were on the 9th of June in relatively bad weather to visit the fortress and quite disappointed. Unfortunately had despite full admission price of $17,60 per adult most buildings not yet the tavern with the highly acclaimed (and expected by us hungry) pea soup opened, among others. Also people in costumes or at work were scarce. The employees who were on the ground, were very friendly. Maybe it was praised only exceptionally in the guidebooks and we were therefore quite ambitious expectations. It's just a unique structural design for Canada and not so exceptional you find the exhibits and solid stone house being European, old fortresses / castles / Chateaux is more used. We were told that more open from mid-June / is going on and therefore we would discourage before also visiting.
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  • Amazing to think that this huge fortress was razed to the ground by the English back in 1758 and was totally reconstructed - at least 1/3rd of it - in the 1960s to provide employment to the locals aft...  read more »
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