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LaHave, Nova Scotia
Operated by Lunenburg County Historical Society

Fort Point, in the village of LaHave, is the site of the First Capital of New France. The Dublin Bay area was first visited by Samuel de Champlain in 1604, when he and Sieur de Monts anchored in Green Bay for 4 days before travelling on to the Bay of Fundy. In 1632, Commander Isaac de Razilly, first Viceroy and Lieutenant General of New France, built Fort Ste. Marie de Grace on the point of land at the mouth of the LaHave River.  It was, from 1632-36, the First Capital of New France. Today, this site is known as Fort Point, a National Historic Site and home of Fort Point Museum and Lighthouse. This community museum is operated by the Lunenburg County Historical Society.

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ATTENTION VISITORS:

Due to renovations, our viewing platform will remain closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.




ATTENTON VISITORS: Due to renovations, our viewing platform and lighthouse tower will be unavailable this season.



Museum Open daily from June 1st to September 1st, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Grounds open all year round.

August 23 - Potluck Supper:  Presentation by Nancy Whynot about Mi’kmaq culture. Bring a food item to share and your own cutlery and prepare to be entertained. Dinner at 6, presentation at 7.

September 4 - Folk Festival: 11th annual. Stay tuned for more details.

September 17 - Rum and Chowder Supper:  First of its kind! 6 pm until the rum is gone!


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