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Acadian Historical Village

14311, Route 11, Caraquet, New Brunswick E8N 2V6, Canada
506 726 2600
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Caraquet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This historical village features descendants of the Acadians, and tells the story of "le grand derangement," the English attempt to rid Acadia of its... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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World
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Authentic, friendly, very informative. Worth a few hours at least. We stayed longer than we planned.

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ottawa on
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited this maginifiquant historical Acadian site, bring you back to the 1830's to 1900 just the way they lived it ,intepreters are bilingual in every house. ,dress to the years, very very interesting ,informative, you can stay & dine at the hotel on site,they will pick you up in a model T 1929,have a tour in Horse wagon , eat... More

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Barre, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous! The interpreters were a wealth of information and the houses were alive with historical artifacts and period activities. I was so impressed and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. We spent two days there, staying the night at the on-site hotel. Highly recommended.

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Moncton, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited the Acadian Historical Village two days in a row and loved every minute! In fact, we also loved our overnight stay at Hotel Albert which is located within Acadian Village! The Village grounds, buildings and staff were absolutely wonderful! Unfortunately, my husband and I do not speak French (although I have thousands of Acadian ancestors), but we were... More

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Ottawa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I speak English and French so I was able to understand the interpreters in French. However my husband does not speak French as well as me and they were happy to explain things in English as well. The site is well laid out and gives you a great sense of Acadie over the centuries. We easily could have spend two... More

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