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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 4 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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2 reviews
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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135 helpful votes 135 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Tamworth
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We thought this would give us an insight into the Arcadian culture and history. The guides were helpful especially if you spoke french and would translate into English if requested but you may get 2 sentences whilst the french would be 10 minutes of chatter I do feel we missed out on a great deal of information

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Pickering, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Loved the fact that the staff were so knowledgable in interpreting their houses. I also liked seeing the women in the houses cooking authentic acadien meals and then sitting down to eat with other interpreters - and still willing to answer questions from the visitors. We needed 1dayand one half day to see it all.

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Montreal, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

My family and I truly enjoyed the Acadian village. The staff were really dedicated and gave detailed explanations of how people used to live in the Acadian village. It was very impressive to see them work like people used to work in the old days. It is also an enjoyable place with young kids. There are many animals to observe... More

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intl falls, mn
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We recently visited Acadian Historical Village and found it to be a unique and wonderful experience. It isn't commercialized or full of marketing hype such as you would find at Disney World, but consists of very accommodating and friendly employees, dressed in period costume, that are actually performing rather than acting. The cedar shingle maker, for example, is doing just... More

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Sussex, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My husband and I spent over 4 hours there last week and it is a wonderful place to visit.It was a very hot day but we were enjoying ourselves so much that it didn't really bother us.There were lots of places to sit down and relax around the village or to get a cold drink.It is a french speaking village... More

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