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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  • It was quite interesting to arrive here. A few years ago, we went to the parking that led to the main gate. Not this time. The main gate is only for the summer. We still had fun. They didn't have all ...  more »
  • The fortress restored as it was in the time of Louis XIV (Finally, 20% of the homes only) with lots of costumed characters that tell us in old french of course their story with meetings on the street or visit homes. Frankly, a guided tour is not necessary. Superb and the opportunity to make beautiful pictures. The principle is the same as that of the village historique acadien Caraquet, except that here the characters are actors and employees of the national parks. This reconstruction is really huge, and his visit is indispensable.
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  • A Louisburg visits helps realize what terrible conditions the ordinary soldier lived in, see how life was for all levels of society two centuries ago, understand the history.  more »

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