Société des musées du Québec

Maison de nos Aïeux

En famille

En famille


Where did your French-Canadian ancestors come from? How has Île d’Orléans changed over time? Satisfy your curiosity at this old rectory turned museum. Trace the history of the island and the 300 founding families. There’s so much to discover: genealogy tools, a scale model of the island, exhibits, a shop, guided tours and more!

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Museum experiences

  • Whether you’re a professional researcher or your interest in genealogy is brand-new, the old rectory is the place to trace your ancestors.
  • Stop by the beautiful Parc-des-Ancêtres for a picnic, some fresh air or just to take pictures.
  • Discover the Hommage aux fondateurs monument, bearing the names of the 544 pioneers of the island of Orleans, men and women. Learn about the history of the village of Sainte-Famille in a 60-minute guided tour!