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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  • We arrived about 3:30pm on a cold and windy day. The office gave us a map with the buildings highlighted that were open. Only some are open in the off season. The guide also noted 4 areas of special i...  more »
  • A well organised attraction. The staff are all knowledgable, friendly and helpful. Everything was spotlessly clean. My only criticism would be that we went on the 1 hour guided tour, which gave a lot ...  more »
  • What I didn't realize, is that a fortress and a fort ARE NOT the same thing. We were told that a lot of people go to the Halifax Citadel and not Louisbourg because they think it's the same thing - jus...  more »