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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

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Welcome to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a magical place on the edge of a continent where past and present come together to celebrate Canada’s diverse heritage. Please note that we have three seasons throughout the year: Low...more
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58 Wolfe St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 2J2, Canada
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+1 902-733-3552
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I believe this meticulous fort reconstruction was built/repaired by redundant miners of Nova Scotia. It is manned by volunteers in traditional dress who have dual language skills and good knowledge of the fort.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Super concert - marvellous arrangements! Easy site access and parking and very well attended on a winter day indeed!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pauline M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of walking, expensive food, lots of historical sites and stories. Loved the cannon and the guns shows.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We docked in Sydney on a cruise ship in early Oct 2018. We picked up an Enterprise rental and drove about 25 miles to the Fortress. It was an easy drive and allowed us to make a few stops along the way to such places...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JWGrayson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fortress is about 60-70% restored to its original splendor. The building architecture varies due to different times of settlement and the different regions of France that settled the area. The buildings are well staffed to answer your questions and there are many placards and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank plschilt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historic site is well maintained, beautiful to explore and a fantastic experience for history buffs. Its well restored and has very interesting exhibits that describe the history, abandonment, rediscovery and rebuilding of the Fortress and town. What I most enjoyed was being able to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wingz101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place might be off the beaten path, but it is worth every second of your travels! Workers dressed in period garb in early 1700s character, very educational, very beautiful, incredibly well organized, you are not bored for a second at this place, fantastic day...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Shawn Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our experience visiting the Fort Louisbourg site and learned a lot. It is a beautiful site from a distance and up close. A little disappointed that some of the buildings were not open, but we were admittedly there right at the tail end...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stump_fiddle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Fortress of Louisbourg when our cruise ship called in at Sydney, NS. On a cruise that included New York, Boston and Quebec, this attraction was one of my favourite things that I saw, which is an indication of how I highly I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Goldie1520
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be prepared to spend an entire day here if you want to experience life during this period. Go when the gates open at 9 am and explore every section until the fortress is secured with the firing of cannons in the closing ceremony. Have lunch...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Terri1964_12
September 16, 2018|
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Response from U8282MXmarym | Reviewed this property |
I did not see rentals. I did view the use of wheel chairs.
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Clem C
September 2, 2018|
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Response from 255reneet | Reviewed this property |
Hi, best bet is to check the website for hours.
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bevwilliment
July 19, 2018|
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Response from 255reneet | Reviewed this property |
The Louisbourg website has their hours and costs. Check there first before going.
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