Acadian Historical Village
Acadian Historical Village
4.5
History Museums
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Village historique acadien is a must-see attraction in New-Brunswick! A living museum portraying the daily lives of the Acadians from 1770 to 1949. In operation from June to September, the site includes forty historic buildings along a 2.2 km trail and all run by bilingual interpreters (English and French). Many services are available on site (Hôtel, restaurants, bars, shops, bus, etc.) during Summer. From November to March, the Village is open free of charge to hikers and cyclists, who come to admire the bucolic landscape (no service available during Winter).
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Freely Adventure
Edmonton, Canada166 contributions
Their Day camp is absolutely fantastic! My 7 year old, English speaking, daughter had the time of her life. They got to dress up in old clothes, wear wooden shoes and got to participate in the Acadian culture for the day. The camp facilitators were very friendly and bilingual, making my daughters experience great!

The cost of the day camp was $45.00 plus GST/PST. We went on a Friday, so the children were eating fish/seafood products, as they didn't eat meat on Fridays!
My daughter had amazing salmon, and begs for it all the time now.

We will definitely do this experience once again, hoping for a different era as she was in the 1800's.

Great homeschooling hands on experience!

While my daughter was at day camp, we visited the grounds ourselves.
Written January 20, 2020
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Hi freelyadventure, Thank you very much for your amazing comment about our day camp! We are so happy that your daughter enjoyed her experience here and you as well! We hope to have the chance to welcome you again soon! Wish you a great 2020 summer and many trips to come!
Written March 5, 2020
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smarr309
Oromocto, Canada15 contributions
Solo
plan the whole day, great for family and small kids. well worth the drive and do the whole thing. very interesting and worthwhile. great employees and lifelike enactments. don't miss it.
Written August 8, 2021
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MyleneDugas
Hi Smarr309, Thank you for your great review! Wish you the best :)
Written November 30, 2021
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Audrey S
Chipman, Canada246 contributions
If you are a history buff you will love this quaint village. The staff are bilingual and super friendly and informative.It's a great place to take scenic photos as well. Give yourself at least two hours to see the village.
Written August 4, 2021
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MyleneDugas
Hi Audrey! Thank you for your great review. You can be assured that we share your words with our team members. Wish you the best and thank you again. :)
Written November 30, 2021
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Sherry C
Providence, RI4 contributions
Friends
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.
Written March 12, 2020
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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!
Written March 13, 2020
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JFLeBlanc
Moncton, Canada3,361 contributions
Couples
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!
Written October 3, 2020
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Thank you JFLeB325 for your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed your little stroll at the Village this winter!
Written April 20, 2021
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janeyflea67
Tamworth28 contributions
Friends
We thought this would give us an insight into the Arcadian culture and history. The guides were helpful especially if you spoke french and would translate into English if requested but you may get 2 sentences whilst the french would be 10 minutes of chatter I do feel we missed out on a great deal of information
Written September 15, 2013
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thunefeld
Borrego Springs, CA619 contributions
Couples
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 cool your heels. We would have happily paid twice or three times the cost to have a tour in one language, and many of the other participants agreed.
Written September 23, 2014
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littleleftie57
moncton49 contributions
Family
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 walk that distance. no shuttle service is available after the end of august---yet they do not decrease the admission payment to reflect this. we will have to return during the months when the shuttle "cart" is available.
Written September 10, 2014
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ClassynCheap
Fredericton, Canada52 contributions
Couples
We visited the Acadian village on a hot summer day. The village is very well laid out and tells a lovely story. When we visited there were lots of actors around the park. One in most every house; giving talks & demonstrations on the families who would have lived there. I will warn you of one thing. It is HOT! and there is no shade over any of the roads, so wear a hat and sun screen if you are visiting mid day or early afternoon like we did. The souvenir store also had some really great things available for purchase. Including barrels made by the crew working at the park.
Written September 27, 2016
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jslocombe2016
Shediac, Canada193 contributions
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.
Written July 12, 2020
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Hi jslocombe2016, Thank you very much for your comment. We are so glad that you enjoy your visit even if there was a lot of mosquitos. It is true that they can be fierce, especially on rainy days! 2020 was a challenging year for our team. The visit was really different so thank you for your open mind and your generosity to share your comment with us. Wish you the best and a great 2021 summer.
Written April 20, 2021
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