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Grand Pre National Historic Site

2205 Grand Pre Rd, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia B0P 1M0, Canada
+1 902-542-3631
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So beautiful yes, stop by even in the off season

Lots of information panels so you can still learn about it je place even though the center is... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Winnipeg, Canada
via mobile
Worth it even if closed for season

Being part Cajun I really wanted to see this place- worth it! Make sure you drive all the way out... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Richland, Washington
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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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2205 Grand Pre Rd, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia B0P 1M0, Canada
+1 902-542-3631
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Lots of information panels so you can still learn about it je place even though the center is closed. Walk behind to see the sculpture depicting the expulsion of the Acadians and then the church with the statue of a Evangeline. We drove out to...More

Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Being part Cajun I really wanted to see this place- worth it! Make sure you drive all the way out to the beach and see the “back side” of the dikes... also walk around and see the Evangeline statue- marvel at the ingenuity of these...More

Thank suzannesg
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A must for anyone researching their Acadian roots! Helpful, cheerful, beautiful! The church maintains marriage and deportation records of the Acadians. A wonderful place not only for those on an historical journey, but the ambiance of the countryside is quite heavenly.

Thank Whart11
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I was unaware of the horrible deportation of the Acadians. Such a sad story. I had read Longfellow's Evangeline as a child but had forgotten this story. As a citizen of the USA, I was beginning to think American was the only place with a...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

If you are familiar with Longfellow's story of Evangeline, you will love seeing this place. Unfortunately we were here late on the season and all facilities were closed. We were able to, however walk around and see the chapel and the gardens. This chapel has...More

Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

It was a shame to find the museum closed for the season allready on the 15th of october. There are people who don't want to travel in high season. It was very disapointing...

Thank Tsui-Dan D
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Enjoyed the movie and all the exhibits about the Acadian history. The location is also beautiful to walk around and see how they reclaimed the shore line to farmland very unique.

Thank Edith Y
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Unfortunately it was an overcast day I can image how nice it would be if the weather was sunny to walk around. Another place to learn more about the Arcadian expulsion and the story of Evangeline. Nicely presented.

Thank 6,491
Reviewed 1 October 2017

If you are in the area, don't miss visiting Grand Pre. It is a sad, emotional memorial of how terrible the Acadian people were treated and what they had to go through. Watch the film and visit the museum displays. Then walk through the gardens...More

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 1 October 2017

It's a must visit to learn our own history - I rarely watch films at attractions but am glad I did here. My Acadian family is from NB and I always take the opportunity to remind myself of our roots when I can. It's a...More

Thank travelfun001
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Response from GeoNig | Reviewed this property |
Wolfville located near Grand Pre and nice place to visit. If you arrive there by car you could drive to Hall's Harbour (Gulf of Fundy) to watch biggest water tides in the world depends of moon phase 10-12 meters between low... More