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Join us in 2024 at our special meeting place and experience going back 7000+ years in time…

Open June 1st – September 1st to the general public, Wednesday – Sunday from 10 am – 4:00 pm. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays to support private group rental bookings; School groups, travel trade 18+ , corporate groups and special events. August 31st-November 10th we are open for private and corporate group bookings of 18+. Please contact 506-566-4592 for special pricing and to confirm your private group booking!

2024 General Admission pricing includes;

Historic Interpretation & Short Guided Tours. Join us for “live” historic skits  and short guided tours providing visitors a unique historic experience learning all about the history of Canada’s national protected heritage site (1923), its historic significance to the Indigenous Peoples of the area. Mi’gmaq in northern and eastern New Brunswick, the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) along the Wolastoq (Saint John River Valley), and the Peskotomuhkatiyik (Passamaquoddy) in the St. Croix River watershed.

Learn about artifacts found at Fort La Tour dating back to over 3600 years, The Acadians (the Acadian Battles at Ft. La Tour in the 1600’s, story of Françoise-Marie Jacquelin Lioness of Acadia, Pre-Loyalist period and more! Uncover what Charles De La Tour’s fortified trading post, Fort Sainte- Marie built in 1631 through the authentic evocative architecture of our fort.

 

Experience our NEW treasure hunt (fun for families, friends, and all. Program runs during operational hours, see admissions for instructions. Weather Permitting.

Enjoy our professional Overview Video in the comforts of our main interpretation building.

Visit our NB proud curated gift shop showcasing unique makers of local small-batch goods and purchase one of sites artifact replica’s a 1600’s French Lead cross!

Self- Guided Experiences! Dive deeper into the heritage of the site at the mouth of the Wolastoq (Saint John River) while enjoying a self-guided experience! Enjoy and learn more about the wonders of the National Historic site with our new 7  exterior historic interpretation panels.

Interpretative interpretive Historic Bread-Making and will be offered free with admissions throughout the season! Weather Permitted.

Historic Bread Making Demos time 11-2pm. Dates: June 1st July 20th, 21st, 27th August 3rd, 24th

New 2024 Offerings! 45 min Culinary Heritage, Hands-On Guide-Tour Experiences! 

Acadian Dish Historical Lunch & Learn-“A perfect Marriage” cook lunch outdoors using our traditional wood-fired oven! Cost $45 per person, includes taxes. Time: 11:30-1pm 

Dates: June 29th July 13th August 18th

45 min Historic Maple Syrup Taste & Learn guided tour. Both experiences are perfect to connect families and friends with heritage fun, all welcome!  Time: 2-2:45pm. Cost $12 Youth, $18 Adults

Dates: June 29th July 13th August 18th

To book your guided tour experience go to the Visit Tab and under the drop down menu click EXPERIENCES or email info@placefortlatour.com today to learn more!

General Admissions Pricing:

Adult $7.50
Senior (65+) and Student (with ID) $6
Youth (6-15) $4
Children 5 and under FREE
Family (2 parents with dependent children) $18
Group Booking 18 + $6.50 please call in advance to book

2024 Season Passes
(Pass Holder Full access June 1 – Aug 30th and receive 10% off Guided Tour and other Hands-On Experiences!):

Early-Bird Price Regular Price
Adult $25              $35
Senior $20            $30
Family $45            $55

Students get 15% off with proof of student card. Military 10% discount off general admission pricing.

Early-Bird sale ends at 11:59 PM on May 31, 2024

General Admission and season pass payments can be booked online through our website or are accepted by credit card or debit at the fort during regular seasonal operating hours. Special Events are priced separately. 

Negotiated rates 18+ for group volume.
Please call 1-506-655-4592 for more information.

We are a safe and inclusive meeting place and welcome everyone!!

We are also dog very friendly!! We ask that all furry friends are to please be on a leash when entering our gift shop and interpretation building.

Event Calendar

Workshops: Pricing varies, please check
Event Calendar

Begin your journey with the Place Fort La Tour video and then keep an eye out for Francoise-Marie Jacquelin and Charles de La Tour. They can’t wait to share their stories with you and will be happy to answer all your questions about life at the fort!

You may also see our blacksmith at work or one of the fort occupants making some bread!

Be sure to take some time to explore the interpretation panels around the site and connect with the stories of a bygone era.

Here’s where you will :

  • Go back in time more than 5700 years at the Where it all began: a shared heritage panel
  • See how the economy grew with the first settlers at the British Early Comers: The Economy Grows panel
  • Dig into the archaeology of the site at the Finding Fort La Tour panel
  • Meet the indigenous people at the Menahwesk: A Meeting Place panel OR Meet the Wolastiqiyik (Maliseet), Mi’kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati (Passamaquoddy) people, members of the Waponahki (Wabanaki) Confederacy, at the Menahwesk: A Meeting Place panel
  • Defend the fort at the Defending the Way Inland panel
  • Sail into the harbor at the From Beach Point to Port of Saint John panel

And…

  • Explore the natural landscape of the site at Marsh, Rock, and Wilderness All Around panel

Land Acknowledgement: Place Fort La Tour is situated in the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik/Maliseet. The Wolastoqiyik/Maliseet along with their indigenous neighbours, the Mi’Kmaq/Mi’kmaw and Passamaquoddy/Peskotomuhkati signed Peace and Friendship Treaties with the British Crown in the 1700s that protected their rights to lands and resources.

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