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Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse

Address: 91 Old Church Road, Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia B0W2C0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-762-2530
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Rowlett, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This historic village was off the beaten track but when you get there you see how it all fits in. Sitting up on a hill looking down over a wide stretch of trees and water, the place has Nova Scotia written all over it. You start off by passing through the Administration building and gift shop. A lot of really... 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 your kind review of our site. As you said, we may not have a lot of infrastructure, but we focus on telling the Acadian story, through our interpreters, so that the visitor can get a better understanding of the way of life of the Acadians of yesteryear. More

Qualicum Beach, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

When we stepped through the doors we were greeted to the most beautiful views of gentle rolling slopes, still waters, cattle grazing, chickens scratching and an old Acadien Village. These people, who are Acadien decedents, work and live there during the day as they would have 100 or so years ago. The first home we visited (and I really felt... More

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of our site. As you said, we showcase the daily life of the Acadian of this region like it was 100 years ago and take great pride in making as real as possible. The goal of the Village is to leave the visitor with a memorable experience and it appears that we... More

Somerset, England
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411 reviews 411 reviews
281 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

On our three week tour of Nova Scotia we planned to visit several Acadian Museums, Forts etc and this was the start of a most interesting history lesson of these people and their lives. When we visited at the end of August it was very quiet but it meant that we could spend a long time talking to all the... 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 your comments. Our interpreters are proud of their heritage and take the time to convey this to visitors so that they can gain valuable information on the Acadian history. More

Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The museum is a small village composed of a group of historic houses and buildings that were brought to this beautiful setting from the surrounding area. The guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their Acadian past and are able to convey that enthusiasm to the visitor. The blacksmith demonstration was top-notch; being able to play the antique piano-organ was a... 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 the positive review of our site. Our interpreters are bilingual, but take pride in showing off their Acadian French dialect which is unique to this area. More

St Albert AB Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

One of the most interesting village re-creations I visited in Nova Scotia. The interpreters were excellent - so informative and passionate about their history. In a beautiful location. I got a very good understanding of the plight of the Acadians in Nova Scotia. DO NOT miss the living village

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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 comments regarding your visit at our site. Our interpreters are all of Acadian descent and have a lot of pride in their culture and really want to share this with the visitors. There is a tragic period in our history, but the Village shows how they overcame this tragedy and how the culture is still alive... More

Lima
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Signage on the highway isn't the greatest, but once we found it, it was nice. Not a lot of buildings but the employees are in period costume and work with period tools in the shops and kitchens. Lovely, friendly people, interesting history, and beautiful, scenic views.

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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 comments regarding your visit and also the suggestion for more signage. We are aware of the importance of signage and have already begun the process of determining where to place additional signs and have actually placed an order for 2 signs and will be getting more when we determine the size and location. More

Claremont, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

On a beautiful summer day we spent some time at Le Village, located on a beautiful site overlooking Pubnico Harbour. The site was just magnificent and the interpreters friendly and helpful. The best part for me was that it was not crowded. (Most sites in Nova Scotia were not crowded with tourists) and so it was very relaxing just to... More

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

I would like to thank you for your review of our site. Other visitors have said the same thing regarding the relaxed atmosphere and we certainly do our best to make you feel at home. Our café is not a full service restaurant, but it is open on weekdays(Monday - Friday) from 11:30AM to 3:00PM and it is a lunch... More

West Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We have been travelling on our motor bikes and exploring the magnificent Acadien shoreline when by sheer accident we came across this historic site. The parking lot was busy so we assumed that there must be something of interest inside. Once inside we were greeted by a lovely hostess of actual Acadien heritage who invited us to view the many... 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 your review of our site. Our goal is to engage the visitor in conversation, share stories and do demonstrations of the customs and traditions of the Acadians so that ,at the end of the visit, the visitor will have a better understanding of the Acadian lifestyle of this region. More

Lower Sackville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Staff here were so very friendly and had such a great time. Had a homemade molasses cookie and got a handmade nail to bring home. Really enjoyed our afternoon spend here.

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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 comments regarding your visit to our site. More

Hubbards, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The people who work here are so friendly and knowledgeable. My kids enjoyed the molasses cookies. The blacksmith gave them each a handmade nail. A fisherman gave them each a lobster plug. There isn't a whole lot there to see but it is worth seeing.

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

I wish to thank you for your comments regarding your visit to our site. As you said, we are a small living history village, compared to say the Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia or the Acaian Village in New Brunswick, but we do have enough infrastructure to present the life of the Acadians of the eaqrly 1900,s. Our strength... More

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