• Wooded river with church along banks

    Maine Acadian Culture


Plan Your Visit

Maine Acadian Culture is not a National Park Service site in the traditional sense. That is, there are no federal lands under the care of the National Park Service to visit. Instead, Maine Acadian Culture is an effort by the National Park Service to assist in conserving the Acadian culture in Maine's St. John Valley. The National Park Service supports the Maine Acadian Heritage Council, which is an association of historical societies, cultural clubs, towns, and museums working together to preserve Acadian culture. These organizations operate a number of different attractions that will keep you occupied whether you plan to spend one day or a week in the St. John Valley.

Firearms in National Parks

The law governing possession of firearms inside a national park changed on February 22, 2010.

Visitors may possess firearms within a national park unit provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws.

The role of the responsible gun owner is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws appropriate to the park they are visiting. For more information about Maine gun laws please visit their website.

Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.

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