At Fort Beausejour, you will find the perfect blend of history, ruins, open space and natural beauty. Fort Beausejour is a great family travel destination in New Brunswick so be sure to add it to your day trip or South Eastern NB must-see list!
Fort Beausejour – Fort Cumberland is a National Historic Site that consists of a ruin site to explore, open fields, a picnic area and a museum. It is the ruins of an 18th-century fort, now a beautiful spot to visit, explore and learn. It’s located on the top of a ridge on the New Brunswick side of the Chignecto Isthmus and on the edge of the Bay of Fundy in Aulac, NB.
Fort Beausejour is one of our favourite day trips in NB.
We always pack a picnic lunch, kites, sunscreen and sweaters when heading to Fort Beausejour. It can be very windy and cold, so come prepared, and you will enjoy every minute. We have been there when it is hot and cold, dress in layers and you will be prepared for all temperatures in this area. There are large shelters on the main grounds, especially great when travelling with a group. You can have lunch and host a group session in these outbuildings and then explore the site.
We go to Fort Beausejour a few times every summer. We like to take an afternoon to explore the history of Fort Beausejour. For the little ones, there are costumes, and a scavenger hunt they can fill out as well.
Check out their special events listed for various days throughout the Summer season. They also have an Online Guided Tour available here.
This the ideal outdoor family travel destination or day trip in NB. It is located approximately a 45-minute drive from Moncton, NB, and 5 minutes from the Nova Scotia border crossing. You will find it at 111 Fort Beausejour Rd, Aulac, NB E4L 2W5. The fort is open from June to September.
- The rates are very reasonable and affordable. Please enter the museum building to pay before entering the fort.
- The National Parks Discovery Pass includes admission to National Historic Sites.
- Pack sweaters, or dress in layers, as the wind can be chilly and weather can vary greatly from close by regions.
- This is a family-friendly / dog-friendly day trip, with a picnic area, open field great for flying kites. The outside areas are dog-friendly.
- Younger children will need close supervision within the fort, but there is plenty of room for running and playing outside in the fields.
- Bathrooms are located in the basement of the main building.
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