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“Not a lot to see”

Grand Pre National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Grand Pre
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: At Grand-Pre, get to know the Acadians, Nova Scotia's early French settlers. Theirs is a story of pioneer life, tragedy, and triumphant survival. This commemorative site was the heart of the 17th and 18th century Acadian village that became the scenic setting for Longfellow's narative poem Evangeline. A Visitor Reception and Interpretation Centre opened in September 2003 with new interpretation exhibits and a multimedia theater. Take time to walk in the superb flower gardens and admire the beautiful scenery. You will be charmed by the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The grounds of the museum are beautiful gardens where you can stroll around or have a picnic. There are information boards up to show you what was there, but there are no reconstructed buildings to see, other than the church. Inside the main entrance centre there is a display of pictures and some artifacts that explain the deportations and their farming system. In order to really get full value, you must take the time to listen to all the recorded messages here and in the church. There is also a 20 minute video to see and twice a day there are guided tours.

Thank Maureen L
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Beautiful grounds. The story of the Acadian people and their diaspora was fascinating. Explained a lot to those of us from the States. Worth the admission if you are interested in history.

Thank Patty S
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Grand Pre is lovely place for a stroll. There is an additional fee to go inside the church. It gave a nice representation of the Acadian deportation and settlement.

Thank Jerry L
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This museum not only relates the story of the Acadian expulsions, but also explores the farming techniques of the early settlers -- especially dyking -- and the Longfellow's role in commemorating the Acadian experience.

Thank Peter96
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a really interesting presentation of the Acadian story. The movie is well done and informative and we found those working at the site helpful. The Evangeline statue is special since she seems to age as you view her from different sides. And the chapel is lovely.

Thank Davetnr2
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