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Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site

Permanent Exhibitions

The General Store

Discover an old-time country ambience
Discover an old-time country ambience
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Visit the general store that belonged to Louis S. St. Laurent's father, Jean-Baptiste-Moïse, and discover an old-time country ambience.

The counters and shelves, all authentic, are covered with reproductions of articles evocative of daily life in a village at the turn of the century.

The authenticity of the store is enhanced by conversations around the iron stove, and by various items of that time, such as whalebone corsets, chamber pots and washboards.

The General Store

Watch an extraordinary multi-media production Watch an extraordinary multi-media production
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A Multi-media Show!

In the general store warehouse, you can watch an extraordinary multi-media production that offers a detailed overview of the legal and political career of Louis S. St. Laurent.

You will be delighted by this 20 minutes presentation, which provides a faithful and realistic portrait of one of the most turbulent periods in Canadian history (1882-1973).



Outdoor view of the St. Laurent home Enter the St. Laurent home
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The St. Laurent Home

Enter the St. Laurent home. In a warm, friendly atmosphere you will discover more than 2 500 objects and furniture that once belonged to the family.

Each piece accurately recalls the surroundings in which Louis S. St. Laurent was born and grew up.

Let yourself be charmed by the magic of the premises and breathe in the scents and perfumes of a bygone era!

Presentation of the St. Laurent home