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Acadian Historical Village

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Address: 5, du Pont street, Caraquet, New Brunswick E1W 0E1, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 877-721-2200
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

This historical village features descendants of the Acadians, and tells the...

This historical village features descendants of the Acadians, and tells the story of "le grand derangement," the English attempt to rid Acadia of its French inhabitants.

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This "Village" was nicely set up with the paths moving from 1846 to 1949. When we were there the site was still open, but many of the buildings were closed and only a dozen had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
Blind River, Canada
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Blind River, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This "Village" was nicely set up with the paths moving from 1846 to 1949. When we were there the site was still open, but many of the buildings were closed and only a dozen had interpreters available. In this case, more signage for some of the buildings and equipment would have been helpful. In some cases we were able to... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited the Acadian village on a hot summer day. The village is very well laid out and tells a lovely story. When we visited there were lots of actors around the park. One in most every house; giving talks & demonstrations on the families who would have lived there. I will warn you of one thing. It is HOT!... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were on a tight schedule on this particular day so we didn't get to tour the village itself but we had dinner and were entertained by an Acadian Husband and Wife duo. The food was very good and the songs were quite entertaining, even if we didn't understand a word they said. Language is never a barrier to good... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip here. Because we were there at the end of the season we had the opportunity to speak with all the interpreters at length if we wanted to and therefore were able to really learn the way of life of the settlers back then. It was very well laid out with beautiful surroundings. Well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel within the village so we could just get up and start looking around. The village route usually means you start with the oldest buildings and end with the newest. But because we started from the hotel we went the other way. I think it's could be a little bit easier to get lots if detail... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A nice 2.2 km walk through period houses ranging from 1700's to mid 1900's. People in period costume, cooking the midday meal in original kitchens with vegetables grown in gardens right beside the houses. Goats, sheep, turkeys, horses, cows, chickens are all kept in pens and corrals. There is a working blacksmith shop, a cooper, a tin worker (who makes... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Love this village so much history ,staff was very knowledgeable, easy walking no hills, buy your pass at your hotel....cheaper. We took 4 hours , saw everything and had all our questions answered

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Many Canadians may not be aware of the dark part of our history in which citizens were expelled and loaded on ships removing them from the lands and homes they had worked so hard to build in this new world. The Acadian village at Caraquet is a collection of actual homes from across Acadian New Brunswick, representative of the life... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This was a great way to see how people used to live in the 18th and 19th century. Talk to the actors to learn more. Keep in mind this place is huge and we did it in 1.5 hours rushing as much as we could. Expect to spend 3-4 hours there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Visited with my mother and grandmother to spend a night in Chateau Albert. We explored the grounds to see the homes and workshops of the Acadians. There were actors playing parts of people from the time as well as giving demonstrations and explanations of how things use to be made or get done. All of the workers were friendly and... More 

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