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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  • August 16, 2017
    We took the tour arriving. The group for the tour was big enough. We still couldn't hear very well. We made the rounds of places, it is the story. It's interesting, but once the guided tour is over, we saw essentially it is a re-enactment of the 1/5 of the fortress at that time. There is only the work table of the blacksmiths who is original! I find that ca removes charm to the place. Everything is fine, but it's still what recent buildings.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This place was awesome, so much that we visited twice. The first time we only allowed a couple of hours, so we returned for almost a full day. It was so well done, architecture, furnishings, layout an...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The fortress is located about 1 1/2 hours from Baddeck and only 30 or so minutes from Sydney. Lots of free parking and efficient shuttle service from the Welcome centre to the fortress. The reconstruc...  more »

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