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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 piece of Acadia

It's really a unique site. There's so much history surrounding the site: Evangeline, Acadian... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stanimir C
Toronto, Canada
Very moving experience re the expulsion of Acadians from l'Acadie (Nova Scotia)

Our group of 20 people were led by an excellent guide from the Grand Pre National Historic Site... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sandy H
Lafayette, Louisiana
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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

It's really a unique site. There's so much history surrounding the site: Evangeline, Acadian struggles, aboriginal history. Visited the site twice. The area surrounding it is also beautiful. There are other landmarks and not just the church and the museum. It's worth visiting all.

Thank Stanimir C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our group of 20 people were led by an excellent guide from the Grand Pre National Historic Site. The staff was most accommodating, & the landscape was beautiful. The gift shop is stocked with local items to bring home as souvenirs. The majority of our...More

1  Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The story of the Acadian Deportation from this region is told in depth and in several ways at this wonderful historic site. There is a worthwhile introductory movie at the information center, as well as many displays. The information center also tells the story of...More

2  Thank MartyW60
Reviewed 1 week ago

The paper towel in the bathroom here is fantastic. Usually, it takes a good 5-6 pumps of a regular dispenser to get a sufficient supply of towel to do the job, sometimes even 7 on a slow pumping machine! But in the bathroom at Grand...More

6  Thank Hayley R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all read Longfellow's poem 'Evangeline, Tale of Acadia' in school. The expulsion of the peace-loving Acadians [origin of Cajuns in Louisiana] from Nova Scotia was a historic tragedy. The museum and grounds at the site in Grand Pre are extremely worthwhile. History is interesting...More

1  Thank George B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very historical place! Learned lots about the plight of the Acadian People. It was peaceful and lovely. Definitely would recommend a visit.

2  Thank smithmarian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Grand Pre National Park. If you haven't been in awhile take advantage of the free admission this summer to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. The film explaining the expulsion of the Acadians was informative and moving. We had fun wandering...More

1  Thank sudsy6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While I was familiar with the Acadian history this site had a lot more interesting facts on what happened. It is a must see for anyone with an Acadian heritage. Grounds are beautiful and the church is really well done.

1  Thank MatthewS4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The historic site is very educational and the staff is knowledgeable. The Acadians brought a style of land reclamation that involved dikes and polders, very similar to what you can see in the Netherlands. The difference is that the tides are much stronger here. The...More

1  Thank bluevoter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An ideal setting to learn about the Acadians, Canada's other French family. The setting is beautiful, on the edge of the Wolfville overlooking the hay fields which the Acadians created with dykes. Entrance is free in 2017 in celebration of Canada"s 15Oth birthday. The main...More

1  Thank Judi09
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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