VISIT PLACE
FORT LA TOUR

Hours & Cost

Open Wednesday – Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm. (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays for schools, private and corporate groups and events)

June 1st – September 1st to the general public.
Open for group/corporate bookings of 12 or more September-November

2023 General Admission includes Historic Interpretation and Overview Video in our main Interpretation Building. Self-guided experiences include our new 7  exterior Interpretation Panels, and our new treasure hunt (fun for families, friends, and all!). Visit our NB-curated specialty gift shop showcasing local unique small-batch goods. “Pop-Up” style experiences will be offered free with admissions throughout the season to include Historic Bread-Making demos and Indigenous storytelling delivered by First Nations Storytelling! Go to the events tab located above to find out specific dates and times for these special offerings. 

New! Culture Heritage Hands-On Experiences! Acadian Dish Lunch & Learn (cook using a traditional wood-fired oven!),  Family Gold Panning & Guided Historical Tour,  Indigenous beading, a unique cultural experience delivered by First Nations Storytelling! and more…!

For specific programming dates, times, and hands-on experience guided tour pricing go to the events tab located above or call 506-566-4592 to learn more.

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 12 + $5.50 please call in advance to book

2023 Season Passes
(Pass Holder Full access June 1 – Sept 1 and receive 10% off Guided Tour Experiences!):

Early-Bird Price Regular Price
Adult $25              $35
Senior $20            $30
Family $45            $55
Early-Bird sale ends at 11:59 PM on May 31, 2023

All prices include tax. General Admission and season pass payments are accepted by credit card or debit at the fort during regular seasonal operating hours or by calling 506-566-4592 for credit card processing.

Special Events are priced separately. 

Negotiated rates for group volume.
Please call 1-506-566-4592 for more information.

We are dog 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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Place Fort La Tour is a not-for-profit
organization and relies on volunteers
for several tasks. If you are interested
in getting involved, please reach out to us.

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Place Fort La Tour is a not-for-profit
organization and relies on the generosity
of our patrons, community, and public and
private grants. If you would like to donate,
please contact us.

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