Melanson Settlement National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Melanson Settlement National Historic Site

Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia
Type
Archaeological Sites
Address
3870 Granville Road, Granville Ferry, NS B0S 1K0, Canada
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Hours
June 1 to October 9, 2022: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Parking lot and trail open | Grounds accessible year-round weather permitting, no winter maintenance.
Phone
(902) 532-2321

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The health and safety of visitors and employees is Parks Canada’s top priority. Parks Canada continues to follow provincial public health measures. For more information regarding Parks Canada and Covid-19, visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/melanson/visit/covid-19-info

Stroll a short loop trail (193 m) surrounded by shady green trees to reach the viewpoint overlooking what used to be the Melanson Settlement, a close-knit community of families and neighbours farming together on the dykeland. Look down to the rivière Dauphin (Annapolis River) and the marais de Saint-Charles (Queen Anne Marshe). See original artwork on interpretive panels which explain more of the importance of this place and of the life that was once lived here.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms

Fun Facts

  • The Melanson Settlement offers a chance to understand more of the Acadian community who lived there between 1664 and 1755 before the Acadian Deportation.
  • The remains of the settlement show the unique style of dykeland farming practiced along the Annapolis River (formerly the Dauphin River) which reclaimed fertile land from the salt marshes.

Location

3870 Granville Road, Granville Ferry, NS B0S 1K0, Canada
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