Step back in time

Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

Begin your visit by flipping through a collection of albums filled with old photographs that will transport you into the world of Louis-Joseph Papineau and his family.

Guided tour of the Manor Papineau with a Parks Canada employee
Guided tour of the Manoir Papineau

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.

Duration: 45 minutes

Visits in English and French. Many starts per day.


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

The Granary
The granary, with its chapel look, in the woods

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.

Exhibitions are sometimes presented there. Consult the calendar of events for more details.

Young Xplorer
A young Xplorer explores the Manor

The Xplorator program is aimed at young people between the ages of 6 and 11. Along with their families, they will solve riddles and take on challenges that will teach them more about the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site.

Upon arrival, go to the reception desk to pick up your free activity booklet and begin your visit. When you are finished, return to the reception desk and the child will receive an official memento recognizing their status as a Parks Canada Xplorer!

Click here for more information on the Xplorers program.

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