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Acadian Historical Village

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Address: 14311, Route 11, Caraquet, New Brunswick E8N 2V6, Canada
Phone Number: 506 726 2600
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: This historical village features descendants of the Acadians, and tells...
This historical village features descendants of the Acadians, and tells the story of "le grand derangement," the English attempt to rid Acadia of its French inhabitants.
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So worth it

We stopped for a short while here and it was awesome - the views were to die for and it made us book another, different tour that spent far longer in the park. The colours and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We stopped for a short while here and it was awesome - the views were to die for and it made us book another, different tour that spent far longer in the park. The colours and the fresh air were beautiful - we had plenty of time to walk around where we stopped but wished it was longer

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Caraquet, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I'v been here many times, its one of our most important sites for us acadiens. You will learn how the acadien people lived. The people in the home are very friendly they will try to answer your question to the best of their ability. Don't forget its a french settlement. You will love it but if you go in septembre... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We, as a couple acquired a season's pass to the Acadian Historical Village this past summer and we enjoyed lots of Sundays since we stayed at a place nearby! They are open 7days a week. People dress and live like in the 1700. Being curious of course we always want to find out more about our pionneers with the way... More 

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Royal Oak
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107 reviews 107 reviews
36 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My father, two grade schools sons and I spent a great day here in August 2014. They really put the "living" in living history museum. This one was so much more vibrant than similar places (ie Greenfield Village) in the US, maybe because the animals that were part of people's lives were there living with the people. So in the... More 

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Borrego Springs, California
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157 attraction reviews
403 helpful votes 403 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were here in mid September when only guided tours were offered at 10 a.m. for $10. We loved the tour idea, but were not told that it would be a combined group of French & English speaking guests. Be prepared to stand around and listen to the other language being spoken for 5 minutes at a time while you... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great experience learning about a part of history we were totally unaware of. The interpreters do a great job of bringing you into the historical feel. We had no problem communicating since all interpreters speak both French and English, and in fact, they immediately know by how you pronounce "bon jour" what language they should address you in.

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Vancouver, BC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My niece and I visited the village in early September. The village is laid out over quite a large plot of land, most of the buildings are heritage buildings and have been relocated from their original locations throughout New Brunswick. Each building is staffed re-enacting traditional period occupations, dress, activities, etc. The actors engage with guests, performing their activities, giving... More 

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moncton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

our intent was to visit this village...but we ended up driving away instead. we were there in early sept. and were disappointed to learn that it was over a mile walk in --and of course, the same distance back out--plus whatever walking is involved to actually see the village. we were visiting with our 84 yr old mother who cannot... More 

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Bexley
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The bartender at our hotel gave us a free pass so we thought it would be worth the 40 minute drive. The scenery from Bathurst to the village was breathtaking. The water was a dark blue. The village was easy to find and much better than imagined. We have visited several "historic villages" and this is by far the best.... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I didn't have this village on our list, but stopped by on our B&B host's recommendation. Very glad we did. The houses and building, which range from late 1700s to early 1900s, offer fascinating insights into what life must have been like for the Acadians who returned to this area after being deported. The interpreters are knowledgeable... More 

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