Grand Pré National Historic Site

Grand Pré National Historic Site

Grand Pré National Historic Site
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At Grand-Pre, get to know the Acadians, Nova Scotia's early French settlers. Theirs is a story of pioneer life, tragedy, and triumphant survival. This commemorative site was the heart of the 17th and 18th century Acadian village that became the scenic setting for Longfellow's narative poem Evangeline. A Visitor Reception and Interpretation Centre opened in September 2003 with new interpretation exhibits and a multimedia theater. Take time to walk in the superb flower gardens and admire the beautiful scenery. You will be charmed by the natural beauty of the surroundings.
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  • Christina
    Saint John, Canada173 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family Day in the sun!
    A wonderful site to visit. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Don’t forget to buy your yearly pass to ensure you can visit all the national historic sites in the area! The displays inside the main building are highly informative and the kids booklet kept them occupied! The walk to the church and the beautiful gardens could keep you busy for at least two hours- it was a bit wet during our visit so our time enjoying the garden was short. Highly recommend this stop!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 July 2023
  • DisneyDarwin
    Spring, Texas1,178 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very well done!
    We didn’t know what to expect, but the little museum was terrific and the grounds were gorgeous. It’s all about the good and bad for the Acadian people who unfortunately suffered greatly. They were also quite some engineers! Don’t miss the lovely church on the ground, which has even more beautiful artifact.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 September 2023
  • francofile104
    129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great rendering of a sad story
    I'm glad we visited this site. The visitors center does a good job of education about what happened. However, if you are not into history, you might be underwhelmed. There isn't much to see since it was all burned down. That's part of what there is to "see!" The exhibits show how the land was transformed from salt marsh into farm land.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
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Grumpyogre
Guelph, Canada174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The story of the Acadisns is very sad and this site does a great job in telling the story. Well kept site with a good information section in the visitors center.
Written 4 October 2023
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francofile104
Nissan-lez-Enserune, France129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I'm glad we visited this site. The visitors center does a good job of education about what happened. However, if you are not into history, you might be underwhelmed. There isn't much to see since it was all burned down. That's part of what there is to "see!" The exhibits show how the land was transformed from salt marsh into farm land.
Written 19 September 2023
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DisneyDarwin
Spring, TX1,178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We didn’t know what to expect, but the little museum was terrific and the grounds were gorgeous. It’s all about the good and bad for the Acadian people who unfortunately suffered greatly. They were also quite some engineers! Don’t miss the lovely church on the ground, which has even more beautiful artifact.
Written 2 September 2023
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Peter H
Hawkesbury, Canada38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The film was well done and and gave a taste of the horrible experience of the Acadians during the deportation. The guides were very helpful and were very keen to answer questions.
Written 12 August 2023
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Christina
Saint John, Canada173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
A wonderful site to visit. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Don’t forget to buy your yearly pass to ensure you can visit all the national historic sites in the area!

The displays inside the main building are highly informative and the kids booklet kept them occupied!

The walk to the church and the beautiful gardens could keep you busy for at least two hours- it was a bit wet during our visit so our time enjoying the garden was short.

Highly recommend this stop!
Written 6 July 2023
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775kathiea
Washington DC, DC32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Beautiful setting, excellent visitors' center and historic sites on the grounds. I knew very little of the history and leanred a lot. Staff were helpful with our questions. Site is beautifully maintained.
Written 23 June 2023
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williamNola
nola314 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
small but good museum. one of the best films i've seen in any museum. outstanding. if you have any interest in the plight of the Acadians this should be ground zero. best explanation of what happened in small portions. be sure to drive the extra mile through the dairy farm to see the point of actual de 'rangement. surprisingly moving.

don't really appreciate the camp-site yurts but, oh well...
Written 1 June 2023
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Ashvin Suriyankandy
Kentville, Canada7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Grand Pre is beautiful well-kept National Historic Site, especially in the fall. The architecture is beautiful, and there are interesting tidbits about Acadian history and culture. If you're staying nearby, I'd strongly advise going here early in the day or later in the day for a leisurely stroll.Definitely recommend watching the 20 minute film for a great summary of Grand-Pre's historical importance.We had a great experience, visiting for the first time. The staff also showed us the camping tents and they are so super cool attic tents. Perfect for small groups and its economical.
Written 25 October 2022
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petesaund
United Kingdom4,007 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is UNESCO site - it is difficult to imagine the overall perspective of dyke system of farming initiated by Acadians in this region as it covers an extensive area
The museum within the visitors centre must be the most authoritative for Acadian history as it not only informative but detailed in so many different ways.
However that does not diminish the 20 minute video recreating in time their history as you are transported back centuries earlier - beautifully filmed and choreographed
Also the memorial to Acadians has a beautiful stained glass window representing derangement or deportation of Acadians and a number of paintings representing important historical landmarks back in time again
Written 19 October 2022
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Jacqueline R
Ottawa, Canada46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Beautiful spot, the center had closed for the year when we visited however we were still able to walk around. The location was stunning due to the fall Colours being at peak. There are very old large trees onsite, the church was hosting a wedding this day. Hope to return when open to learn more about the history associated with this site.
Written 17 October 2022
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