Port-Royal National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal

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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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  • Strong at that time French (1605) of the colonization of Canada with buildings and artifacts. Strong built by Samuel de Champlain and his colleagues beautiful reconstruction of buildings. A lot of historical information on the french regime at the time and the Micmacs. Beautiful view of the sea of a staple of the history of the Canada site access
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  • National parks have recreated scrupulously (as at Louisbourg) the 1st french establishment in the Canada. Built in wood and driven by guides in costume. Where it touches the finger could be the life of the early settlers who worked and traded with the Indians. The opportunity also to wring the neck of a historical fable: it is the charentais huguenot Pierre Dugua de Mons (born in Royan, dead at Pons) who has been charged by Henri IV for the expedition and not his Deputy Samuel de Champlain. But the official history decided otherwise, Champlain had the advantage of being Catholic! Count at least 1 hour.
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  • Beautiful historic site and the walk around the grounds is lovely! The historic facts are interesting and the old graves are chilling! We will have to return!  more »
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  • An awesome step back into time. People in period clothes doing the work as they did back in the day. A really cool historic site. One of the oldest in the country.
  • Had a very good time there..so much to explore in a great Setting..you feel like in those days..rustic tables where you can sit and dream...a day I won't forget.
  • My earliest ancestor in North America, Louis Hebert, was here about 1606, before settling in Quebec with his family. The staff do a great job! Wonderful experience to be able to walk in the footsteps of my ancestors.
  • A must see for history buffs. Great for anyone who enjoys seeing how people lived in the past. It is a fairly easy tour and will not consume a huge part of your day. Especially well maintained in a beautiful setting.
  • Very well kept. One of the best restorations I've seen. Beautiful views. Well maintained paths and restrooms. Had cup dispensers in washroom to have a drink on a hot day. Really nice place.

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