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Our Museum

Our museum is dedicated to the Acadian way of life, as it once existed in the area. Established after the expulsion of the Acadians in 1755, the thriving communities of West Chezzetcook and Grand Desert developed through fishing and small-scale farming. Eventually other industries were established. The museum is one part of a larger site known as l’Acadie de Chezzetcook, which includes a tearoom, a working outdoor oven, barn, welcome centre, garden, and other areas.

Join us at L'Acadie de Chezzetcook to experience our exciting and unique Acadian culture. Learn about the coastal French village that once thrived in the West Chezzetcook and Grand Desert area. Nearby are beautiful beaches, breathtaking sunsets, walking and hiking trails, local shops and our own gift shop featuring many Acadian themed items.

Take a step back in time with our guides, who will show you how our isolated Acadian community survived. Our bright culture is so rich and full of emotions. Stop to see what is growing in our vegetable garden, and open up the Cabano to see what antique tools were used for its upkeep!

Inside the Acadian House Museum (built in 1850), you will discover our collection of artifacts, set up to depict a bygone era. The hole in the wall, the lady in white, and the beautiful lilacs hidden behind the house are only a few of the many tales you will hear on your tour! Make sure to stop by the chicken coop too, to watch the French hens peck away at their food!

Continue your visit by taking part in a local demonstration of ancestral skills, such as bread baking in our outdoor oven, the making of molasses pulled candy and barley toys, rug hooking, knitting/crocheting, broom making, butter churning, wild honey making, yarn spinning and carding, shoe making, and more.

Before ending your visit, make sure to grab a bite to eat at La Cuisine de Brigitte, our very own Acadian tea room! Take in the local art work while you sit in the café, or take your meal outside on our balcony or picnic area.

If you are interested in family fun, come out for one of our many events held on the site!


$ 5.00 per person
$ 10.00 per family


July 1 to August 31


Tuesday to Sunday
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
(closed on Mondays)

The Gift Shop

The gift store is located inside the Gallery House, one of the most recent additions to our site. Inside, you will find a variety of Acadian-themed items, many of which are locally produced. You will also find a variety of Acadian books, including some on local genealogy. You will also find our famous card game, Le Tour Acadien.

You can also visit our online shop

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La Cuisine de Brigitte Tea Room

Before ending your visit, make sure to grab a bite to eat at La Cuisine de Brigitte, our very own Acadian tea room! Take in the local art work while you sit in the café, or take your meal outside on our balcony or picnic area. For hours and menu, click here.

La Grange

A landmark for all farms, La Grange hosts many community activities and events, including weekly meetings of our local French Club, the Rug Hooking Club, and other functions such as business meetings, staff parties, baby showers, and small group weddings. The facility is available for rental to members and non-members and includes a full kitchen. It can accommodate 50 people and opens onto a large covered terrace.

Rent La Grange

La Grange is available for rent, with a fully equipped kitchen, at a rate of $20/hour or $100/day. Members receive a reduced rate. For more details, please email us at or fill out our contact form and we will get back to you.

Le Cabano

The Cabano is an interesting part of the historic site. Here we store tools from different eras that were used by local Acadians for outdoor maintenance, gardening, and repairs. You will find old tools such as anvils, scythes, sledgehammers, crankshafts, and more!

Update - April 1, 2024

History has been made!  It's official, L'acadie de Chezzetcook is now the new owner of the former St Anselm's Church of West Chezzetcook.  We have been working on this project for the last fifteen months and we are so excited to share this news with you all.  You will notice a lot of work taking place to the building as we move forward with the new centre and we want everyone to be informed.  

We are holding a public information session on May 2, 2024, at the Chezzetcook Fire Hall at 7 pm and you are all invited to join us as we unveil all our wonderful plans.  This is an opportunity for you to see and to be part of the future of this beautiful new facility for your community.  We hope you will all join us as we make history!