Tours and programs

Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

Participate in special programs and guided tours including walking tours, self-guided tours, as well as family and group programs that will allow you to discover more about the Papineau family and the Petite-Nation seigneury.

Ladies visit the yellow living room at the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site with a Parks Canada employee.
Guided tour of the yellow living room at the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site.

Guided tours of the Manor

This guided tour of the Manoir Papineau’s main floor will teach you about the day-to-day life of Louis-Joseph Papineau’s family. Get an intimate view of this elite French-Canadian family as you wander through the bedroom of Louis-Joseph Papineau and relive the festive atmosphere of receptions in the dining room and drawing room.

Authentic period décor, a touch of history and a few anecdotes will divulge the secrets of this manor house and its occupants.

Durée : 45 minutes. L’horaire des visites guidées est affiché sur place.

Tour schedule is posted on site.

Visits are both offered in English and French. Many starts per day.

You may also take the tour on your own.


Visit of the outbuildings

Several buildings still bear witness today to the nobility of the seigneurial domain of a past era.

The granary

Le hangar à grains est situé dans les bois à proximité du manoir Papineau.
The granary is located in the woods near the Papineau manor.

Originally, as its name indicates, this building was used to store the grain that the residents of the seigneury of La Petite-Nation paid as a tax.

An exhibition presents how a seigneurie worked. You will also learn more about the functions of the other buildings on the domain.

The family museum

Located near the manor house, the family museum has been used for many purposes since its construction in 1880. It first housed a collection of portraits and travel memorabilia of the Papineau family before becoming a gymnasium and, around 1935, an Anglican chapel.

The exhibition Papineau and the heritage village is presented there. Consult the calendar of events for more details.

A young boy holds the Xplorer notebook in his hands while exploring the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site.

Xplorer program

The Xplorers program young people aged 6 to 11 and their families fun and rewarding activities to complete on site. Get ready to make some great discoveries and ask the workbook at the reception desk to learn more about the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site. It's free!

Click here for more information on the Xplorers program.


Suggested tour

Stately alley and funeral chapel

A chapel in the woods

Stroll along the wooded alley at the end of which you will see the fabulous Papineau family manor. You will also see the funeral chapel on your right as you stroll along.

Start your visit by stopping by the reception desk where you can learn more about the exhibitions featured, facilities and services offered on site.


Take a tour of each room in the manor so that Louis-Joseph Papineau and his clan will no longer hold any secrets for you.

Gardens and red chairs

Take a break during your visit to unwind in the gardens and in the comfortable red chairs of Parks Canada.

Family museum

Head to the family museum, built at the request of Amédée Papineau, to see the exphibition on display.


Finish your visit by touring the Grain Shed to see another featured .

Check out the map to help you get around the site.

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