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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada

Learning Experiences

School Programs 2014

May 19 to June 30, 2014 and September 2 to October 13, 2014

Program Options:

  1. Guided Tour
    A personalized tour with a Parks Canada guide to learn about the history of Louisbourg and its connections to the history of Caanda.
    45 minutes

  2. Guided Tour and Treasure Hunt
    Your group follows a personalized tour of the site with a Parks Canada guide and then explores the site on an 18th century treasure hunt.  Who in your group will be the first to solve the mysteries?
    1 hour

  3. Costume Challenge (Grades 4 to 9)
    Learn about 18th century clothes.  After a fun tutorial on clothing parts and pieces, the class will be challenged to properly dress one of their classmates from head to toe in 18th century attire. 
    30 minutes

  4. Chocolat chaud and Other Beverages (Maximum of 20 students per group)
    What did the citizens of colonial Louisbourg like to drink?  A popular drink among the elite was chocolate.  Share in a first-hand experience making hot chocolate the "old fashioned" way.  The taste will surprise you!
    30 minutes

  5. Open Hearth Cookery: Omelette (Grades 5 and up.  Maximum 20 students per group)
    You've eaten eggs for breakfast.  Now, you can help us make—and eat—a traditional dish the 18th century way, cooked over a real fire.
    30 minutes

  6. Open Hearth Cookery: Soldier's Bread (Grades 5 and up.  Maximum 20 students per group)
    Bread was the main part of a soldier's ration.  Watch how bread dough is fried over a real fireplace, 18th century style, and then top a piece with molasses or sugar to make your own delectable treat.
    30 minutes

  7. New Recruit and Secret Mission (Maximum of 20 students per group)
    Listen to a soldier talk about life in the army in the 18th century and practice marching and musket drill as a new recruit.  Follow this up by solving the clues to complete your "secret mission".
    1 hour

Entrance and Program Fees:

Entrance: $2.15 per student
Entrance and one program: $3.15 per student

In addition to the $3.15 fee, a second program can be purchased for the price of:

  • $2.40 per student for Programs 1, 2 and 3
  • $3.90 per student for Programs 4, 5, 6 and 7

Exhibit buildings are open. 
Costumed interpretation only available through programs #3-#7.