school groups

Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by our friendly guides in period costumes. During this visit, your students will learn about certain important events in the history of New France.

  • The arrival of Marguerite Bourgeoys in Ville-Marie
  • The King’s Wards who had come to populate the colony
  • The everyday life of the first settlers

“Everyone has a role”

Our guides explain to the students how the settlers adapted to their new country and its climate. Food, hygiene, travel and exchanges with Aboriginals are some of the topics covered.

“As they tour the different rooms in the house,
students learn about daily life in New France.”

History :
more than a subject

Would you like to talk about history in the context of another subject?

As an introduction to a theme, watch one of the video clips with your students and then hand out a time capsule to read. You can thus customize a reading comprehension text with your own questions.

Time Capsules  (in French only)
Video Clips  (in French only)

History and

Would you like the visit to relate to a book based on the history of Quebec?

Please do not hesitate to contact us to explore the possibilities of adapting your students’ experience at the museum.

Example: the French book entitled Jeanne, Fille du Roy

The heroine of the novel, Jeanne Chatel, becomes a King’s Ward and Louis XIV pays her travel fees and provides a dowry. A life of adventure awaits her in Ville-Marie.

During the museum visit, our guides make connections with the novel that your students have read. They help them distinguish between reality and fiction in Jeanne, Fille du Roy.


Duration : 60 to 120 minutes

Hours for School Visits :
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Tuesday to Friday)

Rate : $7/student (1 free admission for every 15 students)

Capacity :
Maximum 60 people (minimum15 people)

Meals :
Unfortunately, we do not have the space necessary to accommodate school groups during the lunch hour. However, Marguerite-Bourgeoys Park is just a short walk from the museum and is a lovely place for a picnic, weather permitting.

Payment :
You will receive an invoice with your reservation confirmation. This confirmation includes a promo code that enables you to pay online. Payment can also be made by credit or debit card, cheque (made out to Maison Saint-Gabriel) or in cash no later than the day of visit.

Security :
Chaperons must ensure that the students adhere to the code of conduct.

Visitors must follow the following rules at all times:
During the guided tour, you will see artefacts several hundred years old. To ensure their conservation for future generations, it is prohibited to manipulate or to touch them.

Code of Conduct +


You have questions ?

Do not hesitate to contact us.