Grand Pre National Historic Site, Grand Pre

#5 of 51 in Historic Sites in Southwest Nova Scotia
Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Built to commemorate the Grand Pre area of Nova Scotia, Grand Pre National Historic Site is a World Heritage Site, and the site of an Arcadian settlement from the 17th century. Lovers of literature will know that the village was the scenic setting for the epic poem, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie. That's no surprise, considering its lush gardens and stunning shoreline. During your exploration, look for the memorial church and admire the paintings, stained glass, and exhibits. Pop into the visitor's center for further exhibits, multimedia presentations, and general information on the historic site. Plan to see Grand Pre National Historic Site and other attractions that appeal to you using our Grand Pre day trip site.
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  • UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed in 2012 is Canada's 16th site, an exceptional site. Farmed since the 1680’s by the French settlers – Acadians. This place recreates their settlement and the...  more »
  • Arrived 30 minutes before opening because the times on Google showed a different hour. They let us tour outside while waiting for the building to open. Interesting to see all the Acadien history.  more »
  • The Grand-Pré National Historic site is a nice little spot to stop off for a walk through history. Has a nice little museum with exhibits and very well done movie. The parks area is very beautiful and is always well maintained. There are a few interpretive sites scattered along the grounds to also check out.
  • The brochure really doesn't do this place justice. We spent a fascinating few hours wandering round the exhibition hall and lovely gardens. Our 6 year-old loved the explorers book and dressing up.

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