Louis S. St. Laurent Historic Site
Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site is situated in Compton, 170 km from Montreal, via Highway 10 and 20 km from Sherbrooke via Road 147 South,
The heritage site is dedicated to the former prime-minister of Canada who was born in Compton. Guests can visit the house where Louis S. St. Laurent was born and stop in at his father's general store. You will discover what rural life was like on the turn of the 20th century.
An impressive multimedia show tells the story of the prime minister's legal and political career. In summer, in the magnificent garden of the house, a program of special events takes place under the marquee.
The Companions of the Louis S. St. Laurent National historic Site join the interpretation team to offer concerts, shows, and talks. During the Weekend with Country Flavours, guests can set out on a tour of the producers and processors of regional food specialties. During this gastronomic gallivanting, guests can sample such delicacies as blackcurrant aperitif, trout and caviar mousse, comfiture or milk-fed suckling pig from Milby, duck breast, farm cheeses, and a variety of apple deserts. You can fill up your basket with purchases and share this culinary experience with friends and family back home. The country setting makes the site ideal for picnicking.
While in Compton, travelers can enjoy an enriching educational visit to the Dairy Cow Interpretation Centre and its cottage creamery next door. 10 km away you can visit the Coaticook Gorge park and cross the longest suspension bridge in the world, and enjoy one of the many outdoor activities on the site, Capelton Mines are located 15 km away, in North Hartley, and curious vacationers can descend below the surface of the Earth into the heart of a former copper mine dug with shovel.
It is possible also take on of the six cultural photo tours of Coaticook region Website of Louis S. Laurent Historic Site: pc.qc.ca/st-laurent