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Time Machine into the Acadian Past

What a wonderful way to encounter Acadian culture. La Sagouine is Antonine Maillet's, (Bouctouche... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gardner, Massachusetts
a great way to understand and see acadian culture live

we went here as a family activity just passing through. we thought we would stay for just a couple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
j d
Laval, Canada
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All reviews acadian culture poutine well worth the visit kitchen party speak french english tour my boyfriend few times music characters entertainment village history life buffet performance bakery
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

A beautiful setting for a wonderful story of a saint and a bootlegger.
The setting starts with a boardwalk over the water which leads
to a security person which guards the walkway.
Once you cross the boardwalk you arrive at the bakery which has wonderful scents while the baker is baking there are customers sitting at tables playing cards and this is where the story starts as you enjoy warm bread with molasses.
The next homes are the ladies in the story which are furnished as they would of been in the early 1800's from the wash bucket to the pedal sewing machine.
The tellers of the story are dressed in style and deliver the story as if you are really in that time period....so relax and enjoy.
There are two stages, one for music and the other for plays, unfortunately they had not started while I was visiting.
Well worth the visit.

1  Thank Fay T
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

As it was mid June this attraction was not normally open to the public but welcomed our pre-booked tour group of 32 and gave us the background to the Acadians and their style of life.

We had an interesting meal in the Acadian style followed by a glass of their special spirits and entertainment when we had the opportunity to learn to play the wooden spoons.

The actors were totally believable and great entertainers. An experience not to be missed.

Thank jamesfurze
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This site is a recreation of what life was like for Acadians in the mid 20th century, based around an award winning book in Acadian French. Costumed interpreters based on characters from the book give a glimpse into the struggles and joys of this vibrant culture. Their passion and pride is inspiring. The restaurant offers a buffet of traditional Acadian foods as well as more familiar North American fare. After lunch you can enjoy a live "kitchen party" with music and history intertwined. You might also learn to play the spoons! The recreated village is down a boardwalk (also available by shuttle) where there are recreated homes and businesses staffed by costumed interpreters. You might also be lucky enough to catch a traditional music performance.

Thank Marion A
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We didn't know what to expect. Our first experience as we joined a group in the Hangar was an introduction to the spoons, fiddle and some heel, toe tapping to the beat of the musi - a down east kitchen party! We heard about what is was like in the past for the Acadians - speak French at home, but not when you go out! We had a ride out to the island and talked to the ladies working in the houses, tried some poutine rapee (nothing like the poutine with french fries and cheese), this one was a boiled ball of potato with some salted meat in the middle. Interesting and quite filling. We had a treat and listened to a band playing Acadian music while some kids were dancing. I couldn't help but dance myself! Loved every bit of this place. The buffet was very reasonably priced and they are set up to serve a large crowd. Highly recommend a visit.

2  Thank SueOborn
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I have been wanting to visit here for the past year. Being very English, I hesitated. Today my boyfriend (who is french) and I decided to go!!! Best desicion. When we first arrived we talked to the lady's at the front desk to discuss everything, they were very friendly and informative. They offered us a English tour but we choose not to and to just explore. WELL we got down the the village and talked to this young woman with long brown hair in the first house and she was amazing she gave us all the information and historic's of everything ALL in English!!!! She spent ten minutes explaining everything to us . I was so overly impressed and felt very welcomed and relieved that I now knew everything I was gonna see and the history. She was super sweet. Everyone was !!! I loved everything about this place. The plays were good I could laugh by watching the actions and my boyfriend translated a bit for me. And the music was a big hit !!!! Just overly in awh with this place. Great job.

1  Thank Tamara R
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