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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site – Cannon Firing & Musket Firing

58 Wolfe Street

1-902-733-3504



Add an explosive element to your visit—train to be a Cannoneer and light the fuse of a cannon identical to those that defended 18th century Louisbourg. An exclusive training of French colonial artillery techniques. Or sign up with the Compagnies Franches de la Marine and get a soldier’s basic training (no push-ups required!). You will fire an exact replica of an 18th century musket.

Price:

$55.20 per person (cannon) | $36.80 per person (musket)

Times:

9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Length Of Experience:

45 minutes (cannon) | 30 minutes (musket)

Requirements:

  • You must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.
  • Must be 16 years of age or older; youth between the ages of 16-18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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