Musée de la petite école rouge

Come and discover a place where time seems to stand still. The Little Red School House is part of CAMI's Historical Heritage Complex, and is nestled in the small village of Old Harry within the Municipality of Grosse Ile. The Little Red Schoolhouse is a reminder of simpler times where students gathered into a one room schoolhouse to learn their daily lessons. At the Little Red Schoolhouse one can visualize the old classroom with the aid of the existing hardwood floor, chalkboard, and two original desks. Over the years the museum's collection has grown and evolved to include old photographs, stories, and artifacts that help depict days gone by. These items will bring you back in time and give you an inside view of the English speaking community and their way life. Veteran's Museum In any war, and certainly in the major global conflicts that riddled the twentieth century, small towns perhaps feel the human cost more sharply: the lives lost ripple through families, and through communities. The Veterans' Museum in the CAMI Heritage Complex is dedicated to the memory and historical role of English- and French-speaking Magdalen Islanders who served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. The museum collection includes interpretative panels, artifacts, letters, and medals, and notably features the diary of William Welsh, which he kept while he was in a prisoner-of-war camp in Hong Kong. The intimacy of history is further exemplified by the contributions of museum tour guides, whose anecdotes and local lore, often gleaned through word of mouth from relatives and friends, lend a personal authenticity to the broader, universal sweep of history. Located beside the Veterans Museum, the Memorial Park honours the brave men and women from the Magdalen Islands who died during World War II. Rates: Entrance for two museums (Veteran museum and the Little Red School House): Adult: $8, 50 years old and older: $7, 11 years old and under: free.

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Contact

787, road Principal (Site historique de CAMI)
Grosse-Île, G4T 6B5
(Quebec, Canada)

Phone : 418 985-2116 #7 Phone : 418 985-2116 #7 Phone : 418 985-2116 #4 Phone : 418 985-2116 #4 Fax : 418 985-2113


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General information

Island Grosse Île Island
Nearest Beach Grande Échouerie Beach
Distance from the beach 0.25 km
We speak Français, English
Additional Information
  • Partially accessible to persons with a physical impairment
  • Non-Smoking
Payment methods accepted

Partner establishments

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    Autobus Les Sillons

    Winner of the Gold Medal for tourist services in the 2010 and 2009 National Grands Prix du tourisme, we are the ultimate reference for sightseeing tours on the Islands. Our dynamic team will introduce you to the most exclusive and unique spots on the Islands. Bus, minibus rental, bike shuttle. Winner of Les Grands Prix du tourisme 2011 - Tourist services and 2006, 2007- transport & travel.

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    Autobus M.A. Poirier

    Guided tours of Les Îles. Get the most out of your stay. Our professional guides are gifted communicators and group leaders. The lilt of their Madelinot accent is a perfect background for you to discover the beauty of the archipelago as well as the wealth and the colours of the local culture. A shuttle service from lodgings and a variety of packages are available.

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    CFIM - Radio communautaire

    The sound of the Sea, your Island's Radio!   Local community radio airing : 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, focusing on local news, interview and musical content with différent community announcements. Mostly French except for a daily hour of English broadcasting (6:00 to 7:00). Office schedule: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to noon & 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

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    Hôtel - Château Madelinot

    The Château Madelinot (55952) is the sea breeze experience you are looking for your next stay in Magdalen Islands! A haven of peace overlooking the ocean, Château Madelinot (120 rooms) invites you to enjoy the comfort and ease that permeate the Magdalen Islands; a vacation enhanced by our friendly staff and quality services. Since 2020, many renovations projects have been done at the Château Madelinot including the rooms, meeting rooms, lobby and the Resto Bistro Accents. We are happy to welcome you to our renovated hotel!

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    Auberge la Salicorne

    The Salicorne Experience: a unique holiday formula to live the Islands with the Magdalen Islanders. With our original visits, activities & à la carte excursions, discover the beauty & authenticity of our home. The low season rates include lodging and breakfast; and the mid & high season rates include lodging, meals (breakfast and Madelinot dinner), visits and activities. ESTABLISHMENT NUMBERS Auberge : 073640 Camping: 206065

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    Municipalité de Grosse-Île

    The Municipality of Grosse-Ile is a small Anglophone community reconstituted on January 1, 2006, situated on the Eastern sector of the Magdalen Islands. This island forms what is commonly known as the East End of the archipelago, and it is the best model of a natural conservation site on the Îles de la Madeleine. The East Point Wildlife Reserve connects the islands to one another. The anglophone inhabitants of Grosse-Île are primarly fischermen and fish plant workers. The salt mine, located at the entrance to the Grosse-ILe district, an impressively large installation, is unique in North America. Salt is mined from huge domes that form part of the geological base of the islands. Grosse Île Island is home to many bird watching sites.

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    Musée de l'Île d'Entrée

    Isolated from the main archipelago of the Magdalen Islands, Entry Island is known as a pearl in the heart of the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence. In the middle of this tiny, pastoral island is nestled the Entry Island Museum. The museum, which houses a collection gathered through the generosity of Entry Island residents, is dedicated to the interpretation and preservation of Entry Island's rich history. The permanent collection and exhibits of farming and fishing equipment, veteran memorabilia, photographs, household objects, and oral history are reminders of how Magdalen Islanders used to live. The Entry Island Museum notably offers guided tours, providing information and insight into local lore, built heritage, and community knowledge that goes back two hundred years—English speakers settled the island in 1821-1822—and even earlier, to seasonal occupation by Mi'kmaq hunters.

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    Boulangerie Grandma's Bakery

    Inspired by the recipes of our ancestors, Grandma's Bakery produces fresh baked goods daily, including fresh bread, buns, pies, cakes, and cookies. It all started with a simple mission—offering the most authentic, the most delicious bread on the Magdalen Islands—and turned into a great passion! Grandma's Bakery has become a link between traditional treats and modern-day baking. In the heart of the east end of the Islands, right next to Old Harry Beach, Grandma's Bakery feeds locals and visitors alike, whether they're buying their daily bread, picking up some snacks for a picnic on the shore, or just stopping in to chat. Sought-after local preserves, jams, and lobster paste are also available. Stop by for a taste of Grosse-Île at Grandma's Bakery, and support a social enterprise: the bakery's mission extends beyond bread, to provide jobs to the local community.

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Dates and opening hours

  • From May 29, 2023 to September 30, 2023

    Sunday :
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    Monday to saturday :
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    10:00 to 17:00
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