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Historic Chocolate

Trade links with the West Indies, France and New England made it possible for this luxurious item to be enjoyed by those who could afford it.  Modern day visitors to the Fortress can experience one of Louisbourg’s most interesting 18th century commodities. 

The introduction of Historic Chocolate to the site is the result of Parks Canada’s research and the Colonial Chocolate Society’s promotion of a new historic chocolate that recreates the form and flavor of the chocolate served at the fortress in the 18th Century.  Everyone with a taste for history is welcome to stop by the Engineer’s kitchen to learn more from the costumed interpreters and the chocolate can be sampled in the restaurants, purchased at the 1744 Gift Shops, or through our online shop.

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Marie Margarite Rose, a native of Guinea, Africa was a slave at Louisbourg in the 18th Century. Rose was bought by Louisbourg naval officer Jean Loppinot in 1736 and worked for his family for 19 years, bringing up his 12 children. She was freed in 1755, and then married a Mi’kmaq hunter.
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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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