Fort Beauséjour - Fort Cumberland National Historic Site


This star-shaped fort, built in 1751, is one of the oldest in North America!

Located at the head of the Bay of Fundy on the border between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland stands at a crossroads of natural and cultural history. Explore this historic treasure where once the future of Acadia and North America hung in the balance. Feel a connection with the soldiers and settlers who once called this place home. Be swept away by the panorama of land, sea and sky that has changed very little over the centuries and is yours to discover today.

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.