Société des musées du Québec

Tsiionhiakwatha-Droulers Archaeological Site Interpretation Center

From mid-April to End of October

En famille

En famille

Presentation

Around 1450, some 500 St. Lawrence Iroquoians set up camp on the banks of the La Guerre River, where the municipality of Saint-Anicet is located today. Five centuries later, farmer François Droulers found a small axe in one of his fields … Since then, archaeological digs have unearthed the remains and artifacts (some 500,000 of them!) of the largest Iroquoian village ever discovered in Quebec.

Just 75 km from Montréal, the Droulers-Tsiionhiakwatha Archaeological Site Interpretation Centre showcases these fabulous remains and invites visitors inside a faithfully reconstructed longhouse. It all makes for a fascinating encounter!

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Museum experiences

  • Tentsitewaiena, Ecotourism at its best
  • In Mohawk, Tentsitewaiena means “Let’s work together again.” The Droulers-Tsiionhiakwatha centre, the Lac Saint-François wildlife reserve and the Mohawk cultural camp on Thompson Island have pooled their resources and expertise to offer you a fantastic adventure based on the history and traditions of the Mohawk nation. Discover some exceptional habitats, in a spirit of co-operation between Natives and non-Natives and with respect for the environment.
  • Join the Centre’s expert guides and explore the palisaded village, the longhouses and the traditional garden. The fun and informative Kionhekwa exhibition will give you a close-up look at the lives and traditions of the 15th-century Iroquoians.
  • Every Saturday and Sunday in July and August, there are activitIEs for the whole family. Watch a flint-knapping demonstration, take part in a corn-doll making workshop or taste some traditional fare.
  • Dreaming of immersing yourself in the Iroquoian world, with your family or friends? Why not spend a night in a longhouse? Along with professional guides, you’ll take part in two workshops, visit the interpretation centre and enjoy a Native-style supper and breakfast, not to mention all the interesting lore you’ll hear from the guides – and an unforgettable night