Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse

Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse

Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Situated on a beautiful 17-acre site overlooking Pubnico harbour, Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse (Historical Acadian Village of Nova Scotia) invites you to step back in time and discover the heart, life and work of the Acadians in the early 1900s.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Judson M
Brookfield, Canada17 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This isn’t a review on the museum as much as it is the staff, who were all great but two in particular made the visit. We were greeted by an extremely friendly lady in the Acadian homestead who kept referring to the house as “ours” and going into great detail during the tour, which isn’t unusual for a staff member playing character in a interpretive museum. Once we finished the tour we had moment to speak one on one with the interpreter. She told us how this was her family home and how she lived in it when she was first married and that it had since been donated to the museum. This was the first time I’ve ever been to a museum house that the interpreter was once the resident, this really added to the experience and brought the history to life. The second was the gentleman in the lobster fishing shed, normally you get a summer student who has a brief general knowledge of the topic. Our host was an active lobster fisherman who captivated a large group of us tourists on the wharf for over an hour with stories and could answer any question that was asked. As a resident of Nova Scotia who’s been to every museum in the provincial system I didn’t think I could be wowed by any exhibit but my whole group was taken aback by the experience. If there is one museum you visit in Nova Scotia this is the one!
Written December 29, 2023
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Sam D
Wauseon, OH279 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We were here on the last day of the season, and are so very glad we stopped in early...since we spent most of the day here. Great museum of the history of the Acadian people in this area and staffed by a great group of people staff who gave you a great look at the history and the life style of the settlers in this area circa 1850's. Farming, boat building, fishing, lobstering, blacksmithing, and more. We loved how informative and passionate the docents were about their village and their areas of expertise. Toss in a very nice gift shop, and a really good cafe...and this is a Great Place to visit.
We ate chowder, sandwiches, great pie!, fudge, and really enjoyed the kitchen staff.
These ladies have it together, and even shared a recipe or two. They were out of rappie pie though...so I guess we will have to come back soon.
Written September 26, 2023
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Aiden W
1 contribution
Jun 2023
it was great, we went and the first house we went to we learned a lot and they gave us cookies. then we went to the blacksmith and my sister got a nail on it with her name on it. we also went to the boat building thing and they taught us how they stuck the wood to the boat and I got this tied-up rope thing used for boats. would definitely go again
Written June 27, 2023
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Thank you for the lovely review and the visit!
Written July 31, 2023
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Alison S
Springfield, MA1,014 contributions
Sept 2022
First visit since COVID. Brought a friend for his first time. For me Le Village vividly recalls the Acadian lifestyle of times gone by. The guides are extremely well informed and have deep roots in the local culture. The houses even smell the same! Is it the wood kitchen stoves? the ginger cookies they bake for visitors daily? Visits to the blacksmith and the boat builder are always especially memorable, as these are actual craftspeople involved in different projects at every visit. The cafeteria is run by a warm & friendly team of Acadian women. Limited menu, but delicious.
Written September 21, 2022
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Thank you for your review. We are glad to have you come for a visit!
Written October 11, 2022
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Mike H
3 contributions
Aug 2022
This was great. And the tidiest, cleanest attraction we've seen. Bravo! All interpreters were well rehearsed and personable, including reception. The restaurant is just about the only onw in the area, and so outside the pale in quality, cleanliness and service. We just wanted coffee and a sweet, and got the best of both served by the most charming staff - and reasonalby priced. This little place puts Parks Canada to shame. Odd, though, that they are not open Sundays and, come September, only Mon-Fri! Still - awesome visit.
Written August 22, 2022
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Thank you for your lovely comments! We would love to be open all days but our staff need breaks too and labour is a bit short these days :)
Written October 11, 2022
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17wandalust46
Laurel, NY258 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
I learned so much here. I learned where the origins of “sleep tight” and “tie the knot” come from. I learned to identify the difference between a hand made nail, and an early nail reproduced during the industrial revolution.
But I enjoyed my conversations with the Acadians and why they are proud of their heritage. This is a don’t miss for both children and adults.
Written July 15, 2022
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Lovely to hear that you not only enjoyed your visit but found it informative as well. Thank you for the comments :D
Written August 17, 2022
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rhondaw859
Whistler, Canada182 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
This is a must when passing through, it has rich history and the converstations we had with the black smith, fisherman and one of the wife’s at the house were engaging and fun.
Seeing how the blacksmith makes nails, the fisherman makes nets and salts the fish to liver and onions being cooked for lunch the the women. The gave us molasses cookies to try ..yum.
Written July 13, 2022
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I am so glad you had a good visit! Thank you for stopping by!
Written August 17, 2022
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John S
1 contribution
Sept 2021
We traveled from Florida for visit to Yarmouth and immediately decided to visit le village when we learned about while reading about the area. Nous sommes en accord avec Go4it -Ynot, ça vaut le détour!!
Written October 31, 2021
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Thank you for doing this review and I'm happy to hear that you had a good experience.
Written November 25, 2021
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA35,320 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Unfortunately, we came on a Sunday, so the site was closed. However, we were able to see the houses of Acadians and see the wooden statue of Philippe Mius d’Entremont, 1st Baron of Pobomcoup, who was an early settler of Acadia in the beginning of the 17th century. He was the forefather of d’Entremont families of Nova Scotia. Several d’Entremont families still live in Pubnico and have their lobster and fishing boats docked at the Dennis Point Harbor nearby.
Written August 30, 2021
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Hopefully you can visit when we are open sometime :) Thank you for the lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the site you had access to.
Written September 8, 2021
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J Lane
Merrickville, Canada269 contributions
Aug 2021
Stopped in while on a driving tour of the Pubnico region. A great place to stretch our legs and open our minds to the rich history of the Acadian people.
Free entry is an added, unexpected bonus.
To make the most of your visit, engage with the well-read, well-mannered and knowledgeable interpreters.
Written August 19, 2021
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We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate your positive response. Thank you for stopping by!
Written August 23, 2021
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