About the Fortress of Louisbourg
French soldiers march through the streets of the town as ladies and gentlemen dance in formal parlours. Cannon fire shakes the ground as harpsichord tunes mingle with baking bread aromas drifting from the stone bakery. Step through Louisbourg’s fortress walls travel back in time to the 1700s.
Don military regalia as a colonial French artillery student and learn to fire a cannon as they did 300 years ago, or sign up with the Compagnies Franches de la Marine to get a soldier’s basic training and fire an exact replica of an 18th-century musket. You can also play the role of the prisoner during the Public Punishment.
Camp under the stars, safe inside the fortress walls with a period tent (already set up), period lanterns, modern floor mats, cooking equipment, a propane stove, and a fire pit to make your own fire. If you would prefer a roof over head, then the Lartigue House located on the edge of the fortified town will provide you with long- lasting memories to cherish
Costumed staff in period restaurants prepare and serve delicious food and beverages based on 18th-century traditions and recipes. Discover the taste and aroma of Fortress Rum and learn the story of one of the most popular drinks of 18th-century Louisbourg at a Rum Tasting.