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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Welcome to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a magical place on the edge of a continent where past and present come together to celebrate Canada’s diverse heritage. Please note that we have three seasons throughout the year: Low...more
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58 Wolfe St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 2J2, Canada
+1 902-733-3552
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Fortress of Louisbourg when our cruise ship called in at Sydney, NS. On a cruise that included New York, Boston and Quebec, this attraction was one of my favourite things that I saw, which is an indication of how I highly I...More

Thank Goldie1520
Reviewed 4 days ago

Be prepared to spend an entire day here if you want to experience life during this period. Go when the gates open at 9 am and explore every section until the fortress is secured with the firing of cannons in the closing ceremony. Have lunch...More

Thank ATLC2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

The fort which Wolfe and colleagues captured on the way to Quebec has been faithfully reconstructed as it was 12 years before 1757. It shows how life unfolded for the French soldiers and civilians living there and how difficult it was to conquer. It is...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the entrance fee. Spend a few hours wandering round and then walk out to Simon Point. An interesting place.

Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortress of Louisbourg well worth a visit as the was not much in Sydney NS. 40 mins by car from Sydney- go back in time and see how life once upon a time.

Thank Kenneth F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan to spend a couple hours there to explore the whole town with all the historic buildings and learn of the events of the past. Along with the town is the fort that protected the town.

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily worth the short drive from Sydney, and a great shore excursion if arriving by cruise ship. The period costumes really help to make the atmosphere authentic. Even construction workers were wearing "old" clothes. Staffers were very friendly and entertaining. Plan about 2-4 hours, depending...More

Thank dixiefowler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being from Australia we believed Sydney Nova Scotia was named after Sydney Australia but it was visa versa as Captain Cook arrived here some 6 years prior to his arrival in Australia. OK, moving on - the fortress is a huge area to visit and...More

1  Thank Ray R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to see and do here for history buffs, but the landscape is really one to see as well. Tours are available or you can go on your own at your own pace. I know they have special seasonal events to participate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This National Historic Site includes a reconstruction of the large fortress constructed by the French in the early 1700s. We were greeted by docents in period costumes. Two maids explained their duties at the Engineer's House. Another docent dressed as a soldier explained the hardships...More

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16 September 2018|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see rentals. I did view the use of wheel chairs.
Clem C
2 September 2018|
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Response from Renee T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, best bet is to check the website for hours.
20 July 2018|
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Response from Renee T | Reviewed this property |
The Louisbourg website has their hours and costs. Check there first before going.