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Grand Pre National Historic Site

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2205 Grand Pre Rd, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia B0P 1M0, Canada
+1 902-542-3631
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Fabulous History lessons

Everything that one needs to understand about the Acadian culture and innovations - as well as the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dale D
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Saint Andrews, Canada
The Statue Evangeline

I'm pretty sure that this is the park where a statue of Evangeline from Longfellow's poem stands... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
wwtraveler2018
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New York
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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.
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2205 Grand Pre Rd, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia B0P 1M0, Canada
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"acadian history"
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"national historic site"
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"nova scotia"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"memorial church"
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"tragic story"
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"visitor center"
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"minute film"
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"excellent film"
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"sad history"
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"multimedia presentation"
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"annapolis valley"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything that one needs to understand about the Acadian culture and innovations - as well as the sad story of the expulsion of the Acadians in 1750s. It is critical to see the models, videos and local geographic setting before visiting other Acadians sites in...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I'm pretty sure that this is the park where a statue of Evangeline from Longfellow's poem stands. This is one of the best works of are this side of the Atlantic. As you walk around the statue you see the young girl become an old...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

This Site, like many historic sites, has Botha. good side and a rather sad side. The site itself is gorgeous with a great explanation of the Acadians and their life here in Nova Scotia. It is, however, also the site of the deportation - where...More

Thank Bill C
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Nice visit in the garden. Inside the information site, we can see nice artefacts, understand how Aboiteau were made, etc.. Worth the visit.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

December site is closed by grounds open to stroll around. The famous Wadsworth poem of Evangeline remembered in her stature. And a bust and commemoration of his work. The memorial church is lovely the grounds have lots to see, beautiful landscape

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Lots of information panels so you can still learn about it je place even though the center is closed. Walk behind to see the sculpture depicting the expulsion of the Acadians and then the church with the statue of a Evangeline. We drove out to...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Being part Cajun I really wanted to see this place- worth it! Make sure you drive all the way out to the beach and see the “back side” of the dikes... also walk around and see the Evangeline statue- marvel at the ingenuity of these...More

Thank suzannesg
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

A must for anyone researching their Acadian roots! Helpful, cheerful, beautiful! The church maintains marriage and deportation records of the Acadians. A wonderful place not only for those on an historical journey, but the ambiance of the countryside is quite heavenly.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

I was unaware of the horrible deportation of the Acadians. Such a sad story. I had read Longfellow's Evangeline as a child but had forgotten this story. As a citizen of the USA, I was beginning to think American was the only place with a...More

Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

If you are familiar with Longfellow's story of Evangeline, you will love seeing this place. Unfortunately we were here late on the season and all facilities were closed. We were able to, however walk around and see the chapel and the gardens. This chapel has...More

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Wolfville located near Grand Pre and nice place to visit. If you arrive there by car you could drive to Hall's Harbour (Gulf of Fundy) to watch biggest water tides in the world depends of moon phase 10-12 meters between low... More
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