Trip Planner:   Canada  /  Nova Scotia  /  Southwest Nova Scotia  /  Annapolis Royal  /  Port-Royal National Historic Site

Port-Royal National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal

4.7
#2 of 8 in Museums in Annapolis Royal
Historic Site · Specialty Museum
Create an itinerary including Port-Royal National Historic Site
Step into a re-creation of France's first successful New World colony when you visit Port-Royal National Historic Site. A walk through the village gives you the experience what one of the earliest settlements in Canada was like. Staff dress in period costumes and many perform jobs and tasks from the time period. Children can take part in an explorer program by completing various period educational tasks around the village. Once kids complete the tasks, they are rewarded with a souvenir. Use our Annapolis Royal online attractions planner to arrange your visit to Port-Royal National Historic Site and other attractions in Annapolis Royal.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Port-Royal National Historic Site reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
426 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • We were fortunate that Pierre guided us around the recreated pre- settlement area of Port Royal where the French first set up base in early 17th century.Samuel Champlain, born in the royal town of... 
    We were fortunate that Pierre guided us around the recreated pre- settlement area of Port Royal where the French first set up base in early 17th century.Samuel Champlain, born in the royal town of...  more »
  • If you want to see what it is to be a pre-colonist in the year 1605, this place is a must see. The staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable and ready to answer all your questions about Port Royal....  more
    If you want to see what it is to be a pre-colonist in the year 1605, this place is a must see. The staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable and ready to answer all your questions about Port Royal....  more »
Google
  • Wonderful place to visit! Highly recommended. It’s a fantastic reconstruction of the original site dating back to 1605, rarely ever accomplished in history, anywhere, as they typically never go back that far! In this often uncertain time of cancel-culture, it’s refreshing to see a historic heritage site to remind us where we came from, and how blessed and fortunate we truly are. We must embrace our history, both good and bad, and learn from our successes and our mistakes, so that we leave behind a better world for our future generations.
  • A recreated site of the original settlement in an estimated location. Worth a stop. Entrance fee is reasonable ($4 odd). The guide map does a good job of explaining the buildings so be sure to grab one. The grounds are very scenic as well.

Plan your trip to Annapolis Royal

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.