French soldiers march down the streets of the town as ladies dance in formal parlours. Cannon fire shakes the ground as harpsichord tunes mingle with baking bread aromas drifting from the stone bakery. Step through Louisbourg’s fortress walls and time-warp back to the 1700s. Chat with fishermen, sailors and servants. Sip rum and watch lace-making as children play 300-year-old games and stew simmers on an open-hearth fire. It’s so real, it seems surreal.
Hours of operation
January 1 to May 17, 2020
Open Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays)
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
May 18 to October 12, 2020
Open 7 days per week
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Starting June 1, 2020, the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site will offer limited visitor access and basic services.
January 1 to June 30, 2020
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