This federal National Historic Site commemorates the life and career of the Right Honorable Louis S. St-Laurent (1882-1973), who served as Prime Minister of Canada from 1948-1957, and who was born and raised in Compton.
a) The Jean-Baptiste-Moïse St-Laurent General Sore, once run by St-Laurent's father, takes visitors to the world of St-Laurent's youth. Original counters and shelves feature reproductions of items that would have been for sale at the start of the 20th century. Conversation around the stove, whalebone corsets, chamber pots, and washboards are just a few of the details that help recreate the atmosphere of those days.
b) A warehouse adjacent to the old store features a 20-minute multimedia show that recounts the illustrious life and legal and political careers of one of Canada's most beloved Prime Ministers.
c) The St-Laurent home contains over 2,500 artifacts that belonged to the St-Laurent family. Objects and furnishings recreate the setting in which Louis St-Laurent was raised. Visitors can also learn about the cultural and social history of the Eastern Townships, and about what made this area so rich and prosperous.
On Canada Day (July 1st), visitors may tour the site free of charge.
End of June to end of September: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
6790 Louis-S.-St-Laurent, Compton, QC, J0B 1L0.