Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse

Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse

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.
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2-3 hours
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Alison S
Springfield, MA887 contributions
Sep. 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, NY241 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, Canada168 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
Sep. 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, MA31,992 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, Canada264 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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Paul
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada23 contributions
Aug. 2021
Very nice to visit 17 acres Acadien village for a few hours in West Pubnico and with very friendly museum staff. Maybe Le Village Acadien be open on weekend for families to visit in the future, as currently open M-F. Stay overnight at a very nice and relaxing local B&B nearby, Argyle By The Sea Bed & Breakfast.
Written August 6, 2021
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Thank you for your review! I am glad you enjoyed your visit. In the past we were open 7 days a week but have had to decrease our hours during the Covid-19 pandemic. Hopefully we will be able to offer more opening hours again in the near future.
Written August 10, 2021
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Go4it-Ynot
Dieppe, Canada25 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Friends
We stumbled on this gem while touring the province of Nova Scotia. Being from Acadian descent, we were thrilled to learn many interesting facts but especially to hear from the local French-speaking Acadian staff.
Would definitely recommend; ça vaut le détour!!!
Written July 21, 2021
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Thank you for your lovely, positive review! We are Glad that you enjoyed your visit et merci de faire le détour :)
Written July 28, 2021
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Cheryl B
Yarmouth, Canada79 contributions
Nov. 2020
An authentic feeling historical Acadian village. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Lots to learn if one is so inclined.
Written March 12, 2021
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Glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written April 8, 2021
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LE VILLAGE HISTORIQUE ACADIEN DE LA NOUVELLE-ECOSSE (Lower West Pubnico) - 2022 What to Know BEFORE You Go

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Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Ecosse is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.