A Shared Heritage
Maine Acadians share beliefs and experiences tying them to a common religion, languages, and history. The St. John River, land, and family are essential to their culture. The National Park Service supports the Maine Acadian Heritage Council, an association of historical societies, cultural clubs, towns, and museums that work together to support Maine Acadian culture in the St. John Valley.
Things to Do
Visit museums, historical societies, and more in this scenic area of northern Maine.Read More
Explore some of the historical and cultural sites that preserve the heritage of Maine Acadians.Read More
Acadian Culture in Maine Publication
Discover the history and cultural heritage of Maine's Upper St. John Valley.Read More
Did You Know?
The St. John River has formed a portion of the northern border of the United States since 1842. Maine Acadian identity has come to embrace being both "American" and "Acadian."