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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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Well worth a stop

Clearly the story of the Acadians in Nova Scotia does not have an happy ending, but the Gran Pre... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David J
Two Harbors, Minnesota
Engineering Resolve

A great museum explaining how the early Arcadian settlers recovered the salt flats and made the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Randolph, New Jersey
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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 yesterday

Clearly the story of the Acadians in Nova Scotia does not have an happy ending, but the Gran Pre National Historic Site does an excellent job of showing their ingenuity and tenacity in growing crops on land inundated with salt water. And the vibrancy of...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great museum explaining how the early Arcadian settlers recovered the salt flats and made the land suitable for farming to sustain their settlement. Great history video and excellent exhibits. Walk the grounds and the visit the church while you wonder whether man's inhumanity towards...More

Thank 50StateVisitor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This visit was very disappointing. The museum was very detailed about Acadians. But they barly mentioned the native Americans. And They claimed that the Acadians were living peacefully next to the native Americans because they were all Christians?!? I do not believe this.

Thank Jannitje
Reviewed 6 days ago

I learn a lot about history of Acadian settlements in Nova Scotia. They had ingenious way of reclaiming land to make it suitable for planting. They were French Catholics, but caught between the conflict between French and British military, and were forced to leave the...More

Thank Chun-Wai C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I travelled here. Very informative site detailing an important and tragic time in Acadian history. Staff very helpful, informative and friendly. Beautiful grounds to explore.

Thank MarlaCToronto
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a lot of history which many people are not aware of. The story is a sad one of hard life and war with the majority of the grand pre settlers being relocated. Most Americans would find this interesting because it explains where...More

Thank Barry B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here as part of a tour. The location is beautiful and is a UNESCO heritage site. The information presented is excellent and don't miss the video/ theatre. It is a tragic story and one I doubt many Canadians know about. Everything about this...More

1  Thank PAMELA B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I really enjoyed our visit. We weren't familiar with the site beforehand but we were really glad we visited. The site is really well done. It is a fantastic way to find out more about Canadian history.

1  Thank furyexplorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The movie explained in detail the events that led to the deportation of the Acadians from this land. It was very well done and was very emotional. The grounds were beautiful and the Church was lovely.

1  Thank Eliza060
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tells the story of the people known as Acadians. Very informative, interactive, and the staff know their stuff. If your into local history this is a gem stone. Great for any type of visit and worth the price even if they were charging. Truly worthy...More

1  Thank Nick L
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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