Located in Compton in the Eastern Townships 20 km from Sherbrooke, the Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site recalls the life and work of the former Canadian prime minister. Visit the house where he was born as well as his father’s general store, and fall under the spell of the 1950s. Explore the remarkable history of a man renowned for his integrity and immerse yourself in the attractions of the rural village where he grew up.
6790 Louis S. St. Laurent Route
Compton QC J0B 1L0
Hours of operation
Closed for the winter season
Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Telephone (Off season): 450-658-1585
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