It's a recreation of the first Acadian settlement in the New World. In fact, founded in 1605, it was the first European settlement north of Florida, beating Jamestown, Virginia by two years. Why a recreation and not the real thing? Well, unfortunately, the settlement was burnt to the ground in 1613 by the Admiral of Virginia and a British invasion force who arrived while the Acadians, starting a back-and-forth tussle for supremacy over this beautiful region of bounteous resources that spanned more than 150 years. Still, the recreation is meticulous, accessible, and informative. And the setting is gorgeous so, even if you're interested only in a beautiful spot for a riverside picnic, you're in for a treat. But, it offers so much more than that, with period activities and interesting historic tidbits galore. The price is less than $4 per person (even less for seniors and youth), so it is affordable, too. If you are interested in the Acadian experience or in Canadian history, you'll definitely want to visit the Habitation
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