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Acadian Historical Village

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Acadian Historical Village

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JFLeBlanc wrote a review Oct 2020
Moncton, Canada3,144 contributions248 helpful votes
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Today, my wife and I came here for a walk. The attraction is closed for the rest of the year as the are closing for winter, however they are still allowing people to walk around at no cost. Such a beautiful place! Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Tony L wrote a review Aug 2020
Riverview, Canada6 contributions1 helpful vote
We opted to stay right onsite at the Royal Albert Hotel for 2 nights. We were greeted by a staff member (Joanne) in period costume who was incredibly friendly and helpful. The room was most comfortable, and being right on the site allowed us to start our day on our schedule (no morning drive, etc). The village itself is well-maintained, and the staff at each location are well-informed about the history of each house or business, and of Acadian history in general. Despite other reviews, we had absolutely no difficulty conversing with anyone in the village in English (we speak a little bit of French very badly). Because of the pandemic, there were no crowds, even on the weekend, and unfortunately that prevented the staff from cooking bread in the outdoor ovens, inviting visitors into the buildings, and sampling food and biscuits, but that just gives us a good reason to return post-pandemic.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ricky G wrote a review Aug 2020
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Very bad experience paid 80$ for 2 year pass and couldn’t go into anyone of the houses and couldn’t get any water only at the end of the walk. Just seemed like the attraction wasn’t well maintained because of covid. I would wait till after covid to visit!!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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jslocombe2016 wrote a review Jul 2020
Shediac, Canada193 contributions62 helpful votes
We chose a slightly rainy day to avoid the crowds but, mainly due to Covid-19, visitors - apart from the thousands of mosquitoes - were few and far between. The site is huge, includes a very good cafe, and you can wander around, enter some of the buildings, and talk to the "experts" inside. They are all fluently bilingual and very informative. The route around the village is easy to follow and involves some 6 kms. of walking. I learned a lot about the Acadian way of life. I recommend staying on site for the night at the Chateau Albert - so peaceful and bucolic.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Sherry C wrote a review Mar 2020
Providence, Rhode Island4 contributions
The village was interesting, somewhat like going to Williamstown in Virginia. However, if you don’t know how to speak French then don’t bother to ask questions. We noticed the groups that knew French would have long conversations with the workers but when we asked questions we got yes or no answers. Also, when we got to the second half of the village, the place seemed dead. What we didn’t realize was it was their lunch time. We went into one of the house’s and everyone was sitting around the table eating, very awkward. Plus most of the houses and other buildings on that side of the village were closed (probably due to them all eating lunch), so we didn’t get to see much.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from MyleneDugas, Responsable relations publiques at Acadian Historical Village
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Hi 926sherryc and thank you for your comment, We are very sorry that your stop at the Village was not exciting as you expected. Usually, English speaking people seems to enjoy their visit here since our employees on site are bilingual. You can be sure that your comment will be a point at our next employees meeting, in June. Also, about lunch time, since we try to offer our public an immersion in the everyday lives of Acadian people from 1773 to 1949, on lunch time usually discussions with clients in houses revolves around cooking, eating habit, gardening, etc. while our employees eat traditional meals in front of them. But we can understand that visitors are sometimes shy to disrupt employees lunch time and don't ask question even if this is suppose to be part of the experience. Thank you again for your comment, we will use it to help our team improves our product. Wish you a great 2020 summer and many trips to come!
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