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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 memorial to Evangeline by Longfellow

This historic site is the locale where Longfellow's poem Evangeline is situated. This site also... read more

Reviewed yesterday
507adventurelover
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Port Washington, Wisconsin
Beautiful grounds and very informative museum

Started in the museum (which, by the way, is free this year with a 150th year parks pass) with the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hoosier1960
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Indianapolis, IN
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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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Reviewed yesterday

This historic site is the locale where Longfellow's poem Evangeline is situated. This site also lifts up Acadian history and explains how the Acadians diked the salt marshes. There is a charming chapel on the grounds. This site provides a thoroughly fascinating explanation of the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Started in the museum (which, by the way, is free this year with a 150th year parks pass) with the video, which was very well done and informative and then across the hall to the museum. I, personally, found the large reproduction of the construction...More

2  Thank Hoosier1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stop here because we had a free park pass .I am glad we did there is a lot to see they have a video to watch .nice grounds to walk a real nice church to see . The staff is nice and can help...More

2  Thank Tedp1054
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned a lot about some Canadian history that we were not that familiar with. The movie was very well done and the staff on hand were very helpful.

2  Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a visually beautiful site but we also learned a lot about the history of the Acadians. The multi-media presentation was very well done and expressed all points of view. However you really do empathize with the plight of the Acadians as a result....More

1  Thank Edna Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grand Pre was one of the most notable Acadian settlements in what became Nova Scotia. The historic site features a small museum with many little buildings (that host their own reconstructions and restorations of what once was) to help you understand what life might have...More

1  Thank jmsleiman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can almost feel the Acadians land and starting their new lives in the valley. So beautiful worth seeing.

1  Thank bowlinfarms
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a must see for anyone visiting this part of Nova Scotia. The history of the deportation of the Acadians is rich here and well documented. It is an incredible and sad story. The park is beautiful and makes for a relaxing day.

1  Thank Rowcliw2000
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is a lovely park and well worth the visit. As an American of Acadian descent, visiting was a must. I had gone online to explore it a bit beforehand, but I must say that the park's website, at least in 2016, did not do...More

2  Thank Jena M
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We didn't really know what to expect but thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon here. Very informative films and exhibitions. Maybe a little one-sided though towards the Acadians and against the British. Lovely gardens.

1  Thank Margaret H
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Lojulie L
We are LeBlanc' s from Louisiana and my husband is a descendant of one of the families deported from Nova Scotia. We plan a visit to Grand Pre when our cruise ship is docked in Halifax on Sept. 1! Let us know your ideas for other places nearby and lunch spot.. Lois and Stan LeBlanc
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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
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