Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

Set in Montebello, halfway between Gatineau and Montréal, Manoir Papineau is a page straight out of 19th century history that opens right before your eyes: the grand estate of Louis-Joseph Papineau, a leading figure in Canadian politics, where a manor house with four towers stands proudly.

View of the roof and dormers of the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site against a blue sky background.

Historic Places Day 2024

This Saturday, July 13, take part in this special day to discover or rediscover the fabulous history the fabulous history of the Papineau manor.

Three visitors, one man and two women, meet a character dressed as a gardener and a guide at the main entrance to the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site.

Memorable activities

Discover lots of things to do this season at the Manoir Papineau, including upcoming events!

Back in time

Familiarize yourself with the history of the seigneury and Mr. Papineau.

Visit Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Find out more about our guided tours, school programs and calendar of activities to enjoy solo, with family or friends.

Plan your visit

See information about hours of operation, fees, facilities, parking, and more.


Learn about the daily visitor fees, free admission for youth and more.

Safety and guidelines

Read the visitor guidelines and important bulletins.

About Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

Culture and history

Read about the history of the seigneurial estate and the life of politician Louis-Joseph Papineau.

Stewardship and management

Find out about job offers, partners, the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site management plan and more.

How to get here

Contact Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

500A, Notre-Dame Street, Montebello (Quebec) J0V 1L0

General inquiries


Visitor centre and reservations


Hours of operation

General public

Manoir Papineau National Historic Site is open. 
See all hours.

School groups

Manoir Papineau National Historic Site welcomes school groups for guided tours from May to June and September to October. See details.

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