Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Louisbourg

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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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  • This is a whole day experience and has something for everyone. Staff are knowledgable and enthusiastic and everything is very well done and interesting. A credit to tourism Canada.  more »
  • We spent an entire day at Fortress Louisbourg and couldn't cover everything. No one was bored even for a minute. The scale of this recreation is amazing. Visitors are truly transported 250 years into ...  more »
  • The fortress of Louisbourg is a massive structure whose sightseeing takes at least half a day to complete. Unfortunately, the weather during our visit was miserable, so we could not use the opportunity through the old streets to stroll and tried to stop us only in the buildings. We did a tour, was kind but rather kunsthistorischer, it was much about the tapestries etc narrated and only limited by the fortress itself. There are some historically dressed people who want to make a life past times and are always talking in the various buildings. It was just annoying that some buildings were no longer open within 15-20 minutes before closing. If you are in the vicinity of the fortress you should make a visit anyway, we drove from North Sydney to Louisbourg.
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