Fort Ste. Marie de Grace

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Not to be confused with Fort Point Lighthouse (Nova Scotia)

Fort Point Museum, La Have, Nova Scotia
Fort Point Museum
Fort Point Museum, LaHave, Nova Scotia

Fort Sainte-Marie-de-Grace was the capital of Acadia (1632-1636) and its location is now a national historic site located in LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada. Currently known as the Fort Point Museum.

Following the signing of the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye between the English and French in 1632, Governor Isaac de Razilly returned to Acadia and decided to move the capital from Port Royal, Nova Scotia, to LaHave and built the fort. The fort was abandoned in 1636 after the death of the governor and the fort was destroyed by fire in the 1650s.[1]

The site of the fort was registered as an historic site on 4 June 1924.[1][2] The land on which the fort was built has eroded away, but a cairn commemorating the site is situated nearby.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Fort Sainte Marie de Grace National Historic Site of Canada". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Chartrand, René (2013). The forts of New France in northeast America, 1600-1763. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 13. ISBN 9781849080743. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Fort Sainte Marie de Grace National Historic Site". Parks Canada. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 

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Coordinates: 44°17′37″N 64°21′27″W / 44.2936°N 64.3576°W / 44.2936; -64.3576