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The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site is located just outside the modern town of Louisbourg on the island of Cape Breton in northeastern Nova Scotia, Canada. Though Louisbourg is only accessible by boat or car, you can fly into Sydney Airport, which is approximately a 45 minute to an hour's drive to the Fortress.

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Located 36 km from Sydney on Route 22

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The cannons we used in 18th century Louisbourg were 24 livres (almost 12 kilograms or 26 pounds). Each cannon and carriage weighs several tons.
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Fortress Rum
The FLA, Parks Canada, and Authentic Seacoast have partnered to store rum behind the massive stone walls of the Fortress as it was stored 300 years ago. Come celebrate Fortress Rum with us
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