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Acadian and maritime heritage

Originally a French settlement, this city was supposed to be named "Monckton" after a British military officer, but a clerical error dropped the "k" and Moncton was born. A centre for the local farming community the city became a rail hub in the late 1800s.

Soak up local history, especially that of the French-speaking Acadian population, at many inviting museums and historic sites such as the Lutz Mountain Meeting House and the Moncton Museum.

Not far away is the beautifully restored Keillor House Museum, preserving the home of prominent citizens, and something very different: the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame in Petitcodiac.

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