Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Louisbourg

Visit Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a partial reconstruction of an 18th-century French fortress. Originally part of the most extensive fortifications in North America, this National Historic Site now allows you to step back in time as you admire the architecture and period weapons, and interact with actors dressed as townsfolk from the era. During peak season, you can see a musket demonstration or puppet shows, participate in workshops, and enjoy a delicious meal at the onsite restaurant. See Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and all Louisbourg has to offer by arranging your trip with our Louisbourg online day trip planner.
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  • One of the most interesting and informational experiences I have ever had. All of the staff were incredibly knowledgeable and extremely friendly. We were there during Covid19 so a lot of exhibits...  more »
  • Anytime you visit Nova Scotia, The Fortress of Louisburg is must visited place. One of the beautiful and informative Historical site. However, It is a little bit out of track and we visited during...  more »
  • Fantastic place to visit, and we were glad that we made the detour to Louisbourg. If you are at all interested in history, then this place is a must. The buildings are beautifully restored, and the staff in period dress brought it to life. Bring layers, as it can be cold even on summer days.
  • Really enjoyed our visit. We spent two days exploring and learning. Great staff very well presented tours, fun authentic food to eat. Lots to learn, see and experience. Great place for young and old.

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