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Maine Acadian Culture

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Address: Madawaska, ME

A tribute to those Mainers of old French ancestry.

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Home of the Acadian Festival

Madawaska, Maine is the home of the Acadian Festival each year, you can visit the Madawaska Four Corners Park for the only Acadian Walkway in the world. A most visit if you are a... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
Madawaska, Maine
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Madawaska, Maine
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Madawaska, Maine is the home of the Acadian Festival each year, you can visit the Madawaska Four Corners Park for the only Acadian Walkway in the world. A most visit if you are a tourist.

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Moultrie, Georgia
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

If you are interested in history, specifically Acadian history this is the stop for you. The host is Acadian and his explanations, stories and overall knowledge was most beneficial and made this one of the highlights of our visit to Madawaska, ME. It is, in my viewpoint, a must see in ME.

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Saint Agatha, Maine, United States
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2014

A lot of out door Fun! The lake's are beautiful and the area is great. It is a great place to visit and to raise a family. GREAT SCHOOLS!

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Davenport, Florida
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24 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

This is a little village representing the structures that the acadians built and lived in. They went to Sweden and studied their methods of building houses since they knew that the climate would be colder and wetter than where they lived. The swedish influence can be seen in some of buildings' construction. Houses are small but all available space was... More 

1 Thank xmasangel
Topsham, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Attended the Congress Mondial Acadien in northern Maine and New Brunswick, Canada, it was loaded with activities and family reunions. A beautiful time of year to visit this area of North America where European history began and the Acadians are establishing a pride in their homeland following their tragic displacement in 1755 from Nova Scotia. Anyone with an interest in... More 

1 Thank julianawriter
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93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

The area boasts a number of historical sites. Several are the reconstructed Acadian Village in Van Buren, Musee Culturel du Mont-Carmel, a former Catholic church in Lille, and the Acadian Landing site in Madawaska. The region is home to numerous families that trace their roots to Acadia and Quebec. They speak a dialect of Old French peculiar to 17th and... More 

3 Thank David J P
Ocean, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Lovely to see the old ways preserved. Gives you a better appreciation of the hardships of settling in Northern Maine. Highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

look that people still holding on to old cooking and social interactions

Thank Doctor J

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