Sydney & Louisburg Railway Museum - Historic Places Days

Sydney & Louisburg Railway Museum

Louisbourg, Nova Scotia
7330 Main Street, Louisbourg, NS, Canada
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9:00am to 5:00 pm daily through the visitor season

Explore three buildings dedicated to the history of the railway and the community of Louisbourg. Original train cars, model trains, and stories of the Sydney & Louisburg Railway from the workers who dedicated their time in creating and managing the museum. Get immersed in stories of the busy port of Louisbourg, once at the center of the cod industry, and later the heart of Canada’s sword fishing industry. Add an hour to your trip planning to the Fortress to visit this community museum, and more time enjoying this small, welcoming community.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

– During it’s time, the Sydney & Louisbourg Railway was the third busiest railway, with only CN and CP Rail moving more cargo that included coal, fish and steel.

– In the 1930s there were some days where 400 swordfish were caught and processed in one day.

– Louisbourg harbour is known for it’s shipwrecks from the sieges that took place at the Fortress of Louisbourg.

– The port was important strategically during the World Wars. A number of ships that regularly visited Louisbourg were sunk by German U-Boats.

– The community of Louisbourg played a role in the recovery efforts related to the Titanic.


7330 Main Street, Louisbourg, NS, Canada
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