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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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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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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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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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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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We had been looking forward to visiting the Acadian Historical Village for some time. It is apparent that much effort was spent finding and moving actual period houses, shops and period furnishing to this "village." The interpreters were appropriately dressed in costumes that represented the period of each structure. Each interpreter warmly greeted each guest. Tip: whether you are English... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As a young couple in our 20's we thought this attraction would probably be a totally family-oriented thing and just plain cheesy. As it turns out, it was 100% worth the visit. We learnt a ton, and really enjoyed speaking with the actors, many of whom are obviously retired history enthusiasts who do this for the fun of it. They... More

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was one of those places to visit when we had someone stay with us. My sister came to stay for three weeks and we took advantage and came to the Acadian village. I had heard a lot about it but the way they have the actors living in the houses makes it feel like a look back in time.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Loved the Acadian Village. The setting is beautiful and very nice to walk around. Every building has someone in costume who tells you about their life. We found them all so knowledgeable and friendly. It was fascinating to see the typical Acadian meals some of the ladies made and how some of the other workers would come and share the... More

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Tracadie-Sheila, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Full day if you want to take your time, stop and eat, shop a little and really admire the nature around the village. It is both educative and interesting. The figurants (actors if you will) are more than happy to answer your inquiries...you'd think they live there year round. I recommend.

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I liked learning how the Acadian people persevered and survived the harshness of how they were treated. We took a lot longer than the minimum 2 hours to see everything. A good idea is to take advantage of the 2 day pass, and do this in two days. There is lots of areas to have a picnic as well.

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