Acadian House Museum / L'Acadie de Chezzetcook

Months of Operation

July 1 - August 31

Hours Of Operation

10am–4:30pm daily (closed Mon) or by appointment.

Location

79 Hill Rd, West Chezzetcook, Eastern Shore

Contact

Beverly Hugli

T: 902-827-5992

E: info@acadiedechezzetcook.ca

Description

Join us at L’Acadie de Chezzetcook to experience our exciting and unique Acadian culture! Learn about the coastal French village that once thrived in the West Chezzetcook and Grand Desert area. Nearby you will discover beautiful beaches with breathtaking sunsets, walking and hiking trails, local shops and our own gift store featuring lots of Acadian themed memorabilia.
 
Take a step back in time with our guides, who will show you how the isolated Acadian community survived through years of oppression and poverty. Their bright culture is still rich in history and full of emotion. Stop in to see what is growing in our vegetable garden, and open up the Cabano to see what antique tools were used for its upkeep! Inside the Acadian House Museum (built in 1850), you will discover our collection of artifacts, placed to represent the era’s traditional living setting. However, the history of this building is much more than structural. The hole in the wall, the lady in white and the beautiful lilacs hidden behind the house are only a few of the many tales waiting to be told to you on your tour! Make sure to stop by the chicken coop too, the kids will love to watch the French hens peck away at their food.
 
Continue your visit by participating in our one of local demonstration of ancestral skills, such as bread baking in our outdoor oven, the making of molasses pulled candy and barley toys, rug hooking, knitting/crocheting, butter churning, broom making and many more.
 
Before you leave, make sure to grab a bite to eat at La Cuisine de Brigitte, our very own Acadian tea room! Take in the local art work while you sit in the café, or take your meal outside to our sunny picnic area.
 
If you are interested in a very social day, come out for one of our many summer events that are held on site;
 
July 1st – Canada Day BBQ
July 17th - Live music on the Malcony of La Grange
July 23rd - Family Day
July 26th – Hat and Tea at L'Acadie
July 28th – Commemoration Day
August 13th-14th - Acadian Days
August 23rd – Hat and Tea at L'Acadie
August 28th - Live music on the Malcony of La Grange
 
Wednesday afternoons – Various traditional Acadian demonstrations
Thursdays afternoons – Homemade bread in clay oven / Jaser avec nous

(Dates subject to change, please refer to our Facebook page, or website for more info)

Whether you tour an art exhibit, walk in our community garden, learn about an ancestral skill of local founding families, or visit our museum, you will love experiencing the Acadian life as lived in Grand Desert and Chezzetcook. 

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Gift shop
Parking
Picnic tables
Public washroom
TeaRoom
Takeout
Wheelchair accessible
Internet access

Detailed Information

Admission: Admission $3/person, family $6; donations appreciated.
Directions: Hwy 107, Exit 20 to Rte 207.