Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
Lieu historique national de la Forteresse-de-Louisbourg


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Fortress of Louisbourg is the largest reconstructed 18th-century French fortified town in North America, located on the southeast edge of Louisbourg Harbour adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It is composed of the site of the original fortress as well as associated outlying lands and islands, and contains rare remnants of 18th-century French and British life in North America. Part of the fortress and town of Louisbourg has been reconstructed to assist visitors in understanding its scale, complexity and dimension.

A bustling community once called Louisbourg home. Explore the remnants of a short but eventful period of history, including a reconstructed section of the French colonial town featuring costumed guides and richly furnished exhibits.

Le lieu historique national du Canada de la Forteresse-de-Louisbourg est la plus grande reconstruction de ville fortifiée française du XVIIIe siècle en Amérique du Nord, située à l'extrémité sud-est du port de Louisbourg, près de l'océan Atlantique, et du Cap-Breton, en Nouvelle-Écosse. Ce lieu se compose du site de la forteresse d’origine, ainsi que des terres et des îles avoisinantes. Il contient des vestiges rares attestant le mode de vie des Français et Britanniques venus en Amérique du Nord au XVIIIe siècle. La forteresse et la ville de Louisbourg ont été reconstituées en partie pour aider les visiteurs à en comprendre l'échelle, la complexité et la dimension.

Louisbourg était autrefois une communauté active. Explorez les vestiges d’une période de l’histoire courte mais mouvementée, ainsi qu’une partie reconstruite de la ville coloniale française où vous trouverez des guides costumés et des expositions richement meublées.

Source: Parks Canada Website (2022)


Established: 1920

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Documents
Management Documents

Louisbourg300: Economic Analysis and Return on Investment / Louisbourg300 : Analyse économique et rendement du capital investi (RCI) (Parks Canada, November 2011)

Management Plan / Plan directeur (Parks Canada, November 2011)

Historical Documents

A Campaign of Amateurs: The Siege of Louisbourg, 1745, Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 18 (Raymond F. Baker, Parks Canada, 1978)

A Campaign of Amateurs : The Siege of Louisbourg, 1745 / Une campagne d'amateurs : Le siège de Louisbourg 1745 (Raymond F. Baker, Parks Canada, 1995)

A "Rescue Excavation" at the Princess Half-bastion, Fortress of Louisbourg, Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 2 (Bruce W. Fry, Parks Canada, 1971)

A Survey of Louisbourg Gunflints, Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 12 (T. M. Hamilton and Bruce W. Fry, Parks Canada, 1975)

Activity Booklet/Livret d'activités (Parks Canada, 2020)

"An appearance of strength": The Fortifications of Louisbourg, Vol. 1 / «Un air de fort»: Les fortifications de Louisbourg, Vol. un (Bruce W. Fry, Parks Canada, 1984)

"An appearance of strength": The Fortifications of Louisbourg, Vol. 2 / «Un air de fort»: Les fortifications de Louisbourg, Vol. deux (Bruce W. Fry, Parks Canada, 1984)

An Archaeological Study of Clay Pipes from the King's Bastion, Fortress of Louisbourg, Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 2 (Iain C. Walker, Parks Canada, 1971)

Archaeological Report of the Delort II and Daccarette I Storehouses Situated on the Ile du Quay of the Fortress of Louisbourg, 1976 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 218 (Pierre Beaudet, Parks Canada, 1977)

Archaeological Research at the Fortress of Louisbourg, 1961-1965, Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 2 (Edward McM. Larrabee, Parks Canada, 1971)

Archaeological Resource Impact Study, Fluer de Lis Trail (Gabarus to Louisbourg): Terms of Reference (Parks Canada, July 1995)

Artisans at Louisbourg Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 98 (Blaine Adams, Parks Canada, 1972)

Coarse earthenwares from the Fortress of Louisbourg / Terres cuites grossières provenant de la forteresse de Louisbourg History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 55 (James Kenneth Barton, Parks Canada, 1981)

Contributions de la forteresse de Louisbourg — no 1 Lieux historiques canadiens: cahiers d'archéologie et d'histoire no 2 (Parcs Canada, 1974)

Eighteenth-Century French Blue-Green Bottles from the Fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia / Bouteilles françaises bleu-vert du XVIIIe siècle, récupérées à la forteresse de Louisbourg, Nouvelle-Ecosse History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 29 (Jane E. Harris, Parks Canada, 1979)

Étude de la population de Louisbourg: 1712-1745Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 49 (Nicole Durand, Parks Canada, 1970)

Excavations at the Fortress of Louisbourg of the de Pensens - de la Vallière Storehouse and New England Craftsmen's Shop, Lot D, Block 16 and of the Loppinot-Dangeac House and Property, Lot C, Block 16 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 382 (Pierre Beaudet, Parks Canada, 1977)

Excavation of the Dastarit/Desroches Property in the Dauphin Fauxbourg, Operation 54L2 and 54L3f Fortress of Louisbourg Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 387 (Prince Chitwood, Parks Canada, 1977)

French Table Glass from the Fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia / Le verre de table français de la forteresse de Louisbourg, Nouvelle-Ecosse History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 29 (Paul McNally, Parks Canada, 1979)

Glassware from a reputed 1745 siege debris context at the Fortress of Louisbourg / Verre datant présumément du premier siège de Louisbourg History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 55 (E. Ann Smith, Parks Canada, 1981)

Historic Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia: Where the Destiny of the New World was Determined (Nova Scotia Bureau of Information, undated)

La religion dans la vie à Louisbourg (1713-1758) Studies in Archaeology, Architecture and History / Ètude en archèologie, architecture and histoire (A. J. B. Johnston, Parks Canada, 1988)

Lady's Gown 1730-1770: A visual guide to cut and construction (Parks Canada, 1997)

Lime Preparation at 18th-Century Louisbourg, Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 12 (Charles S. Lindsay, Parks Canada, 1971)

Louisbourg and the Indians: A Study In Imperial Race Relations, 1713-1760 / Louisbourg et les Indiens: une étude des relations raciales de la France 1713-1760 History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 6 (Linda M. Hoad, Parks Canada, 1976)

Louisbourg: Atlantic Fortress and Seaport Booklet No. 48 / Louisbourg: forteresse et port de l'Atlantique Brochure historique no 48 (Terry Crowley, Canadian Historical Society/Sociêté historique du Canada, 1990)

Louisbourg : From its Foundation to its Fall, 1713-1758 (John Stewart McLennan, Halifax, Nova Scotia: Book Room, undated)

Louisbourg Guardhouses, Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 12 (Charles S. Lindsay, Parks Canada, 1971)

Man's Coat 1730-1750: A visual guide to cut and construction (Parks Canada, 1995)

Miscellaneous Louisbourg Reports Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 317 (Parks Canada, 1974-78)
Commodity Imports of Louisbourg, Fortress of Louisbourg (Christopher Moore, Parks Canada, 1975)
Place du Port, Fortress of Louisbourg (Christopher Moore, Parks Canada, 1974)
Street Life and Public Activities in Louisbourg; Four Studies for Animators (Christopher Moore, Parks Canada, 1978)

Officers of Isle Royale (1744) - Accommodations and Biographical Summaries Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 270 (A.J.B. Johnston, Parks Canada, 1978)

Preserving History: The Commemoration of 18th Century Louisbourg, 1895-1940 (A.J.B. Johnston, extract from Acadiensis, Vol. 12 No. 2, Spring 1983)

Progress of the Archaeological Survey Project Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park, 1987-88 Research Bulletin 277 (Charles A. Burke, May 1989)

Quai de Louisbourg I: étude sur sa construction, son usage et son histoire, de 1716 à 1760 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 195 (Rodrique Lavoie, Parks Canada, 1965)

Supplemental Climate Information for Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (Scott Parker, Parks Canada, July 30, 2018)

Surgeons and Surgery in Ile Royale / La chirurgie et les chirurgiens de l'île Royale History and Archaeology/Histoire et archéologie 6 (Olive Patricia Dickason, Parks Canada, 1976)

The Construction and Occupation of the Barracks of the King's Bastion at Louisbourg, Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 18 (Blaine Adams, Parks Canada, 1978)

The Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg, 1720-1760 (William Charles Henry Wood, Toronto, Ontario: Glasgow, Brook, 1915)

The Last Siege of Louisbourg (C. Ochiltree Macdonald, London: Printed for the author by Cassell, undated)

The Louisbourg Quay Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 195 (Richard Cox, Parks Canada, 1972)

The Population of Louisbourg, 1713-1758 Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 303 (Barbara Schmeisser, Parks Canada, 1976)

The Summer of 1744 : A Portrait of Life in 18th-Century Louisbourg / L'été de 1744 : La vie quotidienne à Louisbourg au XVIIIe siècle Studies in Archaeology, Architecture, and History/Études en archéologie, architecture et histoire (A.J.B. Johnston, Parks Canada, 1983)

The Summer of 1744 : A Portrait of Life in 18th-Century Louisbourg, Second Revised Edition Studies in Archaeology, Architecture, and History (A.J.B. Johnston, Parks Canada, 2002)

Tribunaux et lois de Louisbourg Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 303 ( Gilles Proulx, Parks Canada, 1975)

White Salt Glaze Stoneware from the Fortress of Louisbourg Manuscript Report Number/Travail inédit numéro 98 (Kathleen Lynch, Parks Canada, 1972)



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