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Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse

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Address: 91 Old Church Road, Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia B0W 2C0, Canada
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+1 902-762-2530
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Situated on a beautiful 17-acre site overlooking Pubnico harbour, Le...

Situated on a beautiful 17-acre site overlooking Pubnico harbour, Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse (Historical Acadian Village of Nova Scotia) invites you to step back in time and discover the heart, life and work of the Acadians in the early 1900s.

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Knowledgeable docents, proud of their heritage

This “living history” museum gives you some idea of how people lived 100+ years ago in his area where most French Canadiens were driven from their homes in the 1750s. Some stayed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
Maurice B
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Washington DC
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Washington DC
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This “living history” museum gives you some idea of how people lived 100+ years ago in his area where most French Canadiens were driven from their homes in the 1750s. Some stayed, some returned, and the people who work here are from families that have been in the area for generations. We spent a very pleasant afternoon chatting with docents... More 

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Callgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A Canadian Historic Site presenting replicas of houses, workshops, lobster fishermen and farmers. To hear of the treatment of the neutral French settlers here in the mid 1750s was traumatic for them and the eviction of peoples from one place to the next is quite a common occurrence around the world, and is not unique to Nova Scotia. The bilingual... More 

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this review

I want to thank you for taking the time to review our site and for your comments. The Acadian did go through a tragic period, and this is not forgotten, but the determination and resilience of the Acadian is the focus of the experience that we want to show the visitors. More 

Kingston, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We took a very long drive from Granville Beach, near Annapolis Royal, to visit this museum. We are glad we did. The costumed interpreters in 2 houses, blacksmith shop, and boat shop were so informative and interesting. In the blacksmith shop we watched a nail being made from start to finish. And in the boat shop we learned about dory... More 

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our site and glad that your long drive from Grandville Beach was worth it. More 

Chelmsford, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was a real treat as we chatted with extremely friendly local people. The site is several homes from the mid to late eighteen hundreds.

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this review

I want to thank you for reviewing our site. More 

Miami, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I was about “Acadianed-out” by the time we got to the Village, and a bit put-off by the refusal to translate the name onto English (even on the English-language website), and considering skipping it. Actually, if you didn’t know it was supposed to be Acadian, you’d never guess. It is actually an unusually interesting, but small, museum village. The visitable... More 

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this review

I want to thank you for taking the time to review our site and I`m glad that you were not disappointed with your visit. Our official name is ``Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse``, so this appears in all correspondence, promotions, etc. and that is why it appears like that on our website. I hope that this did not... More 

Middleton, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This "living" museum is excellent. Staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. Was served tea and biscuits by the ladies and watched/recorded the blacksmith making a nail that I could take as a souvenir. This is a great place to bring your family. Highly, highly recommend a visit.

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this review

I want to thank you for this review. We strive to offer an interactive experience of the way of life of the Acadians as it would have been a hundred years ago and I am glad to hear that you had a good experience. More 

Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

wonderful way to spend the afternoon. made even better as we went on blueberry festival day! everyone was great.

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this review

I want to thank you for the review and that you enjoyed our blueberry festival, one of 4 festivals that we have during the summer. In June, we have the rhubarb festival, July is the strawberry one and, in September, we have the harvest festival. More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Village is a small but very charming recreation of an Acadian farming and fishing community. The location is quintessential Acadian Nova Scotia. The Village has several festivals during the warmer months and they are great, We had lunch in the Cafe before touring the Village and it was superb. - Fresh baked bread and lobster salad; hamburger soup; beautiful... More 

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our site and happy to hear that your experience was a positive one. More 

Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to take our young kids - 4 and 7. The guides were engaging and interactive. Just enough things to touch and watch and just the right level of interest. Highly recommend.

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this review

I want to thank you for reviewing our site and, like you said, we have things that will interest the entire family, like the farm animals, stories and demonstrations. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had a lovely time. The staff dress in costume and are amazingly informative and helpful. We had dozens of questions and they answered every one of them. A true gem and worth the visit!!

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Roger d, General Manager at Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our site and happy to hear that the employees were able to answer your questions. More 

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