Grand Pré National Historic Site

2205 Grand-Pre Rd.
Grand Pre, NS B0P 1M0- Map It
Phone: (902) 542-3631

AAA Editor Notes

Grand Pr&#233; National Historic Site is inland from Minas Basin at 2205 Grand-Pre Rd. This site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, commemorates the town's Acadian settlers who were deported 1755-63 to British colonies throughout North America. The Acadian village that once stood here inspired Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem &#8220;Evangeline.&#8221;</br>An interpretation center celebrates more than 400 years of Acadian culture, beginning with the first French settlement at Port Royal in 1604. A multimedia theater re-creates the difficult conditions of the Acadian expulsion. Other highlights include a memorial church, exhibit hall, art gallery, Evangeline's Well, a statue of the fictional heroine and a bust of Longfellow. As visitors walk clockwise around the statue of Evangeline, her face seems to age.</br></br>
$6.78; $5.70 (ages 65+); $3.39 (ages 6-16); $17.04 (up to seven people arriving in a single vehicle). An annual pass, valid at most Canadian national parks, marine areas and historic sites, is available.
Hours: Daily 9-5, mid-May to mid-Oct. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 30 minutes minimum.