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New Page 9 Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park

July-Aug daily 9am-6pm; May-June and Sept-Oct daily 9:30am-5pm

Louisbourg, NS

(902)733-2280

Closed Nov 1-Apr 30

You will wander through the impressive gatehouse preparing to be challenged by a costumed guard who may mistake you for an English spy.  Visit the exhibits, the farm, and finally the bakery for  freshly baked bread out of wood-fired ovens.

 

 

Highland Village Museum

Free guided tours by costumed interpreters.

Hours          Mid-May to mid-Oct daily 9am-6pm (mid-July to late Aug until 8pm)

Location          Rte. 223, Iona

Phone          902/725-2272

Closed mid-Oct to mid-May

The Highland Village is located near Iona, on a grassy hillside with sweeping views over the lake. The living history museum contains a 43 acre village featuring 10 buildings that reflect the region's Gaelic heritage, including historic structures moved here from locations around the island and exacting replicas. These range from the Black House (ca. 1790), a stone and sod hut of the sort an immigrant would have lived in prior to departing Scotland, to a schoolhouse and general store from the 1920s. Staffers dressed in historical costume will answer any questions you may have about early island life.

 


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