Tours and programs

Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site

History buffs and culture lovers will enjoy touring the ruins of a star-shaped fort that was vital to the 18th-century struggle between France and Britain over Acadie. Kids can dress up like “gate guards” and patrol the fort’s earthen glacis, casemates and battlegrounds. The site’s wide-open spaces make for wondrous kite flying, bird watching and picnics. You may be rewarded with a sighting of a northern harrier, a bald eagle or a snowy owl!

Guided tours of the Fort

For many, a guided tour is the best part of a trip to a historic site. We believe it is one of the best ways to learn about Fort Beauséjour Fort Cumberland and its many stories.

Have you ever wondered why the fort was built in the shape of a star? Or why it is located on the Chignecto Isthmus? Who was the famous French spy? Or perhaps you have a deep connection to the Acadian history here.

Our tours are influenced by your specific interests and our interpreters will adjust to your questions, making your tour unique and memorable.

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: See the Fees page.

We ask that you please book in advance by calling 506‑364‑5080 or emailing

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