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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada

Rum Tasting

Specialty Tours and Programs

The Drink That Sugar Made: Rum Tasting

Let the warm notes and aroma of the rum fill your senses as you sip on the drink that was the favourite of Louisbourg's working class. As you sample an authentic Rum Punch recipe from the 18th century you will learn how sugar influenced trade, shipping and slavery in colonial North America. The taste is authentic, the feeling is refreshing and the location is unique. À la santé!


Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
3:30-4:00 p.m. in English / 4:00-4:30 p.m. in French
July 1 to Labour Day


$7.30 taxes included (entrance fees are separate)

To book:

By phone: 902-733-3552
By email:
The experience can also be purchased on site at the De la Plagne House (#34) if available.

Note: You must be 19 years of age or older.