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Acadian Historical Village

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Address: 14311 Route 11, Caraquet, New Brunswick E8N 2V6, Canada
Phone Number: 506 726 2600
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This historical village features descendants of the Acadians, and tells the...

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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An important part of Canadian history so well displayed.

Many Canadians may not be aware of the dark part of our history in which citizens were expelled and loaded on ships removing them from the lands and homes they had worked so hard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Many Canadians may not be aware of the dark part of our history in which citizens were expelled and loaded on ships removing them from the lands and homes they had worked so hard to build in this new world. The Acadian village at Caraquet is a collection of actual homes from across Acadian New Brunswick, representative of the life... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great way to see how people used to live in the 18th and 19th century. Talk to the actors to learn more. Keep in mind this place is huge and we did it in 1.5 hours rushing as much as we could. Expect to spend 3-4 hours there.

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Thank Jon P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my mother and grandmother to spend a night in Chateau Albert. We explored the grounds to see the homes and workshops of the Acadians. There were actors playing parts of people from the time as well as giving demonstrations and explanations of how things use to be made or get done. All of the workers were friendly and... More 

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Thank Whitney J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove a long way to come see the Acadian Village but it was worth every moment. First of all the scenic route through the Acadian trail is so picturesque and such quaint towns we wished we could have explored longer. Once we arrived I was so impressed with the history and the staff who were incredible with their knowledge... More 

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Thank Angela V
Southern, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The size of this historic site was impressive. The costumed village folks and well laid out buildings well represented the era of this culture in a walk that was a little over 2 kilometres. We spent a little over 3 hours at this historic village. Most of the tourists spoke French, so when you entered each building it was usually... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place to visit to learn and experience the life on the Acadian Peninsula in the late 1800's The village is a replica of life back in the day. The staff are all dressed in period attire, they are cooking, gardening, tilling the land and caring for the animals as they would have then. Its a pleasant... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This site allows you to see the history of Caraquet. To be able to see everything you allow for a good 4 hours.

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Thank Marlène J
London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent about two hours there, and it was great, (I could have stayed longer but I had other dates and times to meet.) You could easily pack a big picnic lunch and spend the day there (eat in the shady perimeter of the parking lot). Each of the 10 or so family settlements are actual farmhouses and out-building from... More 

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Thank Jon M
Deep River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent four hours touring the site and enjoyed every minute. Staff in each of the exhibit homes and buildings all had interesting stories to tell and everyone was bilingual. The site is divided into two halves, 1 nineteenth century and 1 twentieth century. You really got a sense of what it was like to live in the time period.... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Our family, kids and adults, really enjoyed the village. It is well laid out and appropriate for all age groups. We learned much and would recommend this attraction to all.

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