The area was made famous by the poem "Evangline" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poem follows an Acadian girl Evangeline as she searches for her lost love during the expulsion.
Grand-Pré is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a museum at the entrance of the park which offers a brief history of the Acadians. Then area behind the museum contains several monuments in memory of the Acadians as well as relics of their way of life.
It was a moving experience and one I would highly recommend to anyone spending time in southwestern Nova Scotia.