Nova Scotia Archives

The Port Royal Habitation

Four Hundred Years of European Settlement in North America

"Port Royal Habitation looking west, Lower Granville"


"This was the first permanent European Settlement on the American Continent north of the Gulf of Mexico. Built by Sieur De Monts in 1605, destroyed by English troops from Virginia 1613, and restored by the Dominion Government in 1939". Colour postcard.

Reference:  NSARM Photo Collection: Post Cards: Places: Port Royal: Habitation