Take a detour through the 17th century by visiting Maison Saint-Gabriel! Located in Pointe-Saint-Charles, this farmhouse is the oldest witness of rural architecture in Montreal. Acquired by Marguerite Bourgeoys, the house welcomed the King’s Wards as early as 1668. Today, it is where the memory of Marguerite Bourgeoys, Ville-Marie’s first teacher and founder of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame, is preserved. The visit From the Cellar to the Attic offers you the opportunity to learn about a still little-known part of Montreal's women's history. A guide in period costume describes the daily life of the people who lived there, the adventure of the King’s Wards and the incredible perseverance of the sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame in establishing a self-sufficient farm. Through each room, the story of these formidable pioneers will never have seemed so authentic.
January 5 to December 23
Museum and interpretation center