Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
A bustling community once called Louisbourg home. Explore the remnants of a short but eventful period of history, including a reconstructed section of the French colonial town featuring costumed guides and richly furnished exhibits.
Explore the ruins and partial reconstruction of an 18th century French colonial town.
Discover a part of the rich Mi'kmaw heritage of Unama'ki (Cape Breton Island).
Explore 5 hiking trails outside of the fortress walls.
Visiting Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
Things to do at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, including daily activities, programs, culinary experiences, and accommodations.
How to get here, facilities and services, accessibility, and local amenities.
Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.
Lartigue house and equipped 18th-century style camping.
Guided tours, programs, and learning experiences.
About Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
History, archeology, cultural landscape, and reconstructed town.
Plans and policies, partners, coastal erosion and sea level rise management.
A visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg offers an experience that stimulates all of the senses.
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