Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site

In the heart of Mi'kma'ki, in the Chignecto isthmus, this star-shaped fort became the scene of three acts of war between France and Great Britain, the deportation of the Acadians and the tearing apart of British North America.

Une guide de Parcs Canada offre une visite guidée à un couple à l'intérieur d'une casemate.

Tours and programs

Guided tours, self-guided experiences, Parks Canada Xplorers.

Deux garçons assis sur des chaises rouges au Fort Beauséjour, avec un regard émerveillé.

Red chairs

Connect with nature and make memories in Canada’s most unique and treasured places.

Une exposition avec plusieurs pannaux d'interprétation

Revealing Chignecto — Exhibit

A roaming exhibit that looks deeply at the history of Isthmus of Chignecto and focuses on its archaeology.

Visiting Fort Beauséjour — Fort Cumberland National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, guided tours, picnicking, photography.

Plan your visit

Maps and directions, fees, hours of operation, facilities and services.

Important bulletins

Superintendent's notices, prohibitions and restrictions.


Daily visitor fees, program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.

Tours and programs

Interpretation programs, guided activities, special events.

Learning experiences

Learning experiences for schools and organized groups, information for teachers and students.

About Fort Beauséjour—Fort Cumberland National Historic Site

Culture and history

Conflict and wars, deportation of Acadians, monuments.

Stewardship and management

Plans and policies, site management.

Contact us



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Hours of operation

June 15 to September 2, 2024
Visitor Reception Centre open from 9 am to 5 pm

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