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 13, 2024. Open daily.
Phone
(902) 532-2898

Acadian settlers lived here on the banks of the Annapolis River in the 17th and 18th centuries with a unique system of cooperative dykeland farming. A short loop trail (193 m) guides the visitor from the parking lot to a lookout where the uplands, marsh, and river are all visible.

Amenities

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

Fun Facts

  • Stroll the path through shady green trees to reach the lookout over what used to be the Melanson Settlement, a close-knit community of families and neighbours farming together on the dykeland. See original artwork on interpretive panels to learn more about the life that was once lived here.
  • Situated on uplands along the Annapolis River, this open field is the pre-Deportation site (circa 1664) of an Acadian settlement established by Charles Melanson dit La Ramée and his wife, Marie Dugas. The site reveals patterns of dyke-land agriculture and settlement that, although unique in North America, were common throughout the Port-Royal area and in other parts of Acadia.

Location

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