NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Step back in time to an era when England and France were caught up in a tug-of-war for supremacy in Acadia. Learn about the origins and history of the area's inhabitants.
Built by the French in 1751, the fort was taken by the British in 1755 and renamed Fort Cumberland; The Fort repelled American and local-rebel attacks in 1776. Reinforced for the War of 1812, it was abandoned in 1835 and declared a National Historic Site in 1926.
Plan to spend an hour and ask the interpreters about the dike systems of the Tantramar salt marshes. Explore the stone ruins and grassy ramparts. Imagine life in the garrison by viewing interpretive exhibits, paintings and artifacts, and browse through the gift shop. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy dining alfresco at this site. Sunsets are especially beautiful.
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