Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (and costumes!)

The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site is possibly the second largest attraction on the Breton cape area of Nova Scotia (known as Cape Breton) and a fascinating archeology and anthropology reconstruction. geneva at fortress of louisburg At one time this fort housed a large community in a thriving city. But through feuds with Britain and France the fort was destroyed. It has been rebuilt as a National Historic Site. Mike at Fortress of Louisburg

This location is complete with costumed interpreters and guides, a functioning tavern, bakery, restaurant and many reenactments and events throughout the summer.  Well done!

We gave a sticker to an unknown van that we parked near. VW in parking lot at Fortress of Louisburg as we always share stickers in the wild. We were impressed by the diorama in the museum diorama at Fortress of Louisburg which showed (wait for it…….)  a perky little plastic family touring the grounds in their trusty little plastic VW bus! diorama at fortress of louisburg1

For dinner we attended a “Beggars Banquet” which included yummy regional food (crab, lobster, haddock) as well as music and full costumes!beggars banquet fortress of louisburg geneva   Mike would not let me get ahold of the camera! beggars banquet fortress of louisburg geneva1 But rest assured that he was wearing a linen tunic, leather waist belt, woolen knickers, nappy knee socks and a napoleon style hat.  Very 18th century peasant-ish.

And for some reason, Geneva really liked these bilingual signs at the museum and thought the cherubs would be awesome tattoos! . bilingual and cute fortress of louisburgbilingual fortress of louisburg Speaking of tattoos, did you see the photo of Mike’s new tattoo?  It was posted on the Facebook page.  Stop by to check us out over there at

3 thoughts on “Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (and costumes!)

  1. I imagine that anyone with the family name Saint Amour would have felt very comfortable dressed in 18th century clothing! C’est un romantique nom de plume!

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