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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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A wonderful trip "back to the future"

We spent 6 hours discovering N-B and Acadian history - The village is wonderful and the acting villagers are superb. Many are professional historians or "conteurs". Well worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dedelaf
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Fredericton, Canada
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Bathurst, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After reading all the reviews we had great expectations... but felt a little let down. While it is a great concept and historically very interested. There wasn't much our 2 very young daughters could do. I think other age groups can certainly enjoy the visit and appreciate the historical element more as they are older and can understand. Our daughters... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 6 hours discovering N-B and Acadian history - The village is wonderful and the acting villagers are superb. Many are professional historians or "conteurs". Well worth the day!

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought my young kids for the first time to give them an introduction to their heritage. Highlights: many chicken coops, wagon ride, root beer candies. They really should have the year of the house and the original location (in particular) of the house

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Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you want to go back in time, this is the place to see. Has 2 eras to see, late 1800s and early 1900s.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We have visited many pioneer villages throughout Canada and this one seems to be one of the best for being interactive with the children. Yes most offer interactivities but here the staff engage in the children and made them want to keep asking questions. If you are travelling around or through Bathurst NB be sure to drive the extra 30... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

This is a very interactive attraction that details the Acadian way of life, in Nova Scotia. Lots to see and do. Interact with the actors - spin some wool, go to a ceilidh, watch the blacksmith or listen to the old tales. Great day!

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Caraquet, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is an extraordinary place to visit for someone who interested in the history of Acadian living during the last century. Hotel and restaurant are available on the spot and are very good. Visit the Acadian Village during the summer months, see how they made bread, utensils, brooms est the old way. You can spent a whole in visiting.

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Edwardsville, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Don't miss this. The buildings and furnishings are great, but the interpreters are even better. So friendly and willing to talk and to demonstrate. We've visited a lot of historical villages but this one really stands out.

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Lone Butte, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Enjoyed several hours here......pleasant walk through quaint streets....well done. Enjoyed learning the history.

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Woodsville, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

best attraction we visited in New Brunswick.The staff was very bi-lingual and very helpful and informative.Try to eat here ,the acadian meal was great.We went for 1 day but 1 and a half days would be better to see all that is going on.

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