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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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A moving experience

I always thought I understood about the history of the Acadians, but this historic site really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gbruels
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Friday Harbor, Washington
An interesting, historic site

Grand Pré tells the story of the first French settlers in the region and their subsequent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keianne13
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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
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"acadian history"
in 28 reviews
"national historic site"
in 26 reviews
"nova scotia"
in 47 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 18 reviews
"memorial church"
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"tragic story"
in 4 reviews
"minute film"
in 6 reviews
"excellent film"
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"interpretive center"
in 5 reviews
"sad history"
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"multimedia presentation"
in 6 reviews
"gift shop"
in 11 reviews
"closed for the season"
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"well worth the visit"
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"parks canada"
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"willow trees"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always thought I understood about the history of the Acadians, but this historic site really brought home the travails and misery that this group of people withstood. The beauty of the site and tastefulness of the Memorial Chapel help to offset what is a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grand Pré tells the story of the first French settlers in the region and their subsequent deportation by the British. The history is explained via an excellent film together with boards dotted around the site and the main exhibition hall. Explanation of the dyke system...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a reminder of how people can be. The place is laid out well and easy to access. Large lots for parking. In all honesty there is not much to see here but the story. There is a hand full of artifacts and...More

Thank Chuck B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While driving through the Annapolis valley, take a drive off the highway in Grand-Pre to check out this national historic site. Learn the history of the Acadians, their innovative dyke and farming methods, the expulsion and appreciate why this is an important part of Canada’s...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kind of a double edged sword. A beautiful sight and educational displays but a depressing and sad tale about the displacement of the Acadians. Probably a great distance to travel but I suspect that the Acadians in Louisiana would really find this an important addition...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Proud to be Canadian and see where my taxes go!! Very informative a place to learn about history and staff friendly( speaking English and learning French) great to see. A place to visit when visitong NS.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Currently sites not open. But the grounds are. There is a small church in a field or park the views are beautiful. I had a great time walking around the site I think it would be interesting to see or be like when the place...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Everything that one needs to understand about the Acadian culture and innovations - as well as the sad story of the expulsion of the Acadians in 1750s. It is critical to see the models, videos and local geographic setting before visiting other Acadians sites in...More

Thank Dale D
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I'm pretty sure that this is the park where a statue of Evangeline from Longfellow's poem stands. This is one of the best works of are this side of the Atlantic. As you walk around the statue you see the young girl become an old...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

This Site, like many historic sites, has Botha. good side and a rather sad side. The site itself is gorgeous with a great explanation of the Acadians and their life here in Nova Scotia. It is, however, also the site of the deportation - where...More

Thank Bill C
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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
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