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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.
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Port-Royal National Historic Site reviews
The construction of this historic site really brought into reality the life led by the early French settlers. With rooms laid out and furnished as they would have been in the C17 it was easy to...
The construction of this historic site really brought into reality the life led by the early French settlers. With rooms laid out and furnished as they would have been in the C17 it was easy to... more »
We had no idea what to expect when visiting the habitaçion. This was an all-male trading outpost not unlike some of the trading posts we have visited in northern Canada, but Acadian style. The...
We had no idea what to expect when visiting the habitaçion. This was an all-male trading outpost not unlike some of the trading posts we have visited in northern Canada, but Acadian style. The... more »
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.
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