For 200 years, the wreck of the Machault, a 26-gun military sailing vessel charged with protecting merchant vessels from the British, has remained under water. At the Battle of Restigouche National Historic Site, it is now possible to admire the ship’s remains and to relive the last naval battle between France and Great Britain for possession of North American territory. It's an extraordinary journey that will take you all the way back to 1760!
Hours of operation
June 19 to October 11, 2021
Every day of the week
from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free admission for youth 17 and under. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
1 888 773-8888
Featured things to do
Descend between decks and learn about the life of crew members in the year 1760—and watch out for rats!
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