NB ~ Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland : Historic Sites to Visit
Explore the historic fort where once the future of Acadie and North America hung in the balance. Located on the border between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Fort Beauséjour — Fort Cumberland Historic Site stands at the crossroads of Canadian natural and cultural history. The fort depicts the 18th century conflicts between France and Britain, and the later struggle between two great empires — America and Britain - for North American supremacy.
History buffs and culture lovers will enjoy touring the ruins of a star-shaped fort that was vital to the 18th-century struggle between France and Britain over Acadie. Learn poignant stories of resilient settlers, soldiers, and American sympathizers, through fascinating artefacts and exhibits. Kids can dress up like “gate guards” and patrol the fort’s earthen glacis, casemates and battlegrounds. The site’s wide-open spaces make for wondrous kite flying and picnics.
The Guided Tour App is Parks Canada’s official tool for touring Fort Beauséjour-Fort Cumberland National Historic Site. It will take you on a self-guided tour of this important historic site. Includes a map, photos, and information for a memorable, informative and fun visit. A perfect travel companion for a visit to this national historic site. Tour takes about an hour and uses a device loaned by Parks Canada.