A meeting with the Governor!

Port-Royal National Historic Site

Learn about what life was like for the French artisans who arrived and built the first French settlement, the Habitation, in 1605. Public and private guided tours with a costumed interpreter are available.

Transport yourself back in time to 1605 to get a unique glimpse of what life was like in the Habitation.

Imagine you are one of the new artisans who has just arrived. It is your first time crossing the Atlantic Ocean. You have been requested to report to the Governor and will be assigned your new duties at Port-Royal.

Your guided tour begins at the kiosk!


Dates and times

May 17 to October 13, 2024

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

11 am (in French)

3 pm (in English)


1 hour 

Group sizes

Maximum: 20 people


Available in English and French.

Reservations and payment

How to book

Public tours: Register in advance, or at the kiosk when you arrive.

Private tours: Registration is required a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

Contact Port-Royal to register in advance


Cost: See prices listed under heritage presentation special programs

Travel trade fees: Please contact Port-Royal

Cancellation policy

Cancellation is required a minimum of 24 hours in advance. 

Contact Port-Royal to cancel.

Travel trade details


Suitable for FIT (Fully Independent Travelers)

Suitable for small groups

Facilities and services

Motorcoach parking available

Washrooms on site

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