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. 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, bird watching and picnics. You may be rewarded with a sighting of a northern harrier, a bald eagle or a snowy owl!

Guided tours of the Fort

For many, a guided tour is the best part of a trip to a historic site. We believe it is one of the best ways to learn about Fort Beauséjour Fort Cumberland and its many stories.

Have you ever wondered why the fort was built in the shape of a star? Or why it is located on the Chignecto Isthmus? Who was the famous French spy? Or perhaps you have a deep connection to the Acadian history here.

Our tours are influenced by your specific interests and our interpreters will adjust to your questions, making your tour unique and memorable.

Availability: From July 2 to September 1 2022 (Dates are flexible and dependent upon staff availability.)

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: $4.25

We ask that you please book in advance by calling 506‑364‑5080 or emailing fortbc@pc.gc.ca

Guided Tour App

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 guided tour of this important historic site so that you may experience the history, sights and sounds at your own pace. 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.

This fun tour will take you around the grounds of the fort. You'll discover the highlights and special features of this star-shaped fort and its history. The tour takes about an hour. You will experience things like cannons, the life of a soldier, and the underground casemates. This tour will take you back in time to how the fort would have looked during both the French and British occupations.

Included in the tour

  • A multimedia tour of Fort Beauséjour-Fort Cumberland National Historic Site
  • Location-specific photos and information about Fort Beauséjour-Fort Cumberland and its history
  • Quiz questions to challenge your knowledge and observation skills
  • Insider information from experienced interpreters

These tours are offered on mini handheld devices loaned by Parks Canada.