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.

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Wood blockhouse with sign in foreground

Things to Do

Visit museums, historical societies, and more in this scenic area of northern Maine.

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Gold domes of ornate church with angel statues on top

Photo Gallery

Explore some of the historical and cultural sites that preserve the heritage of Maine Acadians.

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Historic stone hearth with pots

Acadian Culture in Maine Publication

Discover the history and cultural heritage of Maine's Upper St. John Valley.

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