In 1720, the first Acadians settled on the Island then known as Île Saint-Jean. Today places such as Tignish, Évangéline Region, Miscouche, Rustico, and Souris, as well as the Acadian urban communities of Summerside and Charlottetown, are part of the Island Acadian community. As you open the doors of the Acadian Museum, you will discover many treasures, bearing witness to the Acadian presence on the Island for nearly three centuries.
The museum invites you to discover the odyssey and the culture of the Island Acadians through permanent and temporary exhibits, an interpretive video, paintings by Claude Picard, an archival and genealogy centre, a library, and an Acadian gift shop.
Hours of Operation
10 AM to 5 PM, 7 days a week, in July and August
10 AM to 5 PM Monday – Friday and 1 PM to 4 PM on Sundays, from September to June
Covid-19 protocols are being observed (open spaces, physical distancing, direction signage)