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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, Cultural
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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 French inhabitants.
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Royal Oak
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107 reviews 107 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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314 reviews 314 reviews
157 attraction reviews
393 helpful votes 393 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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19 reviews 19 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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