As one of the most historic buildings on P.E.I., the Doucet House is certainly the oldest house in the Rustico area and quite possibly in the whole province.
The house was originally situated on Grand-Père Point (Cymbria) and was continually inhabited by descendants of Doucet families until 1982 when it was acquired by John Langdale who used it as a summer residence. When the latter decided to build a new home on the site, he stated his intention to either demolish it or give it to a person or party who would move it to another site. The Friends of the Farmers' Bank accepted the offer and the house was moved to a site adjacent to the Bank in December 1999. The house had originally been used on occasion as a place of worship at a time when there was no church or other suitable building available in the early days of the colony. The house has been fully restored and contains many items of period antique furnishings.
The re-enactment of the arrival of Jean Doucet and his wife Marguerite Gaudet to Rustico by "shallop" took place on June 26, 2004 and the official opening ceremonies of the Doucet House were held on June 29, 2004.
BREAD OVEN BAKING
Come join us for a culinary experience: a meal cooked in our Acadian Outdoor Oven. Enjoy a skillfully prepared meal by Robert Pendergast, a local chef who will entertain you with tasty food, stories and songs in both official languages.
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HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon. to Sat. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sun. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(closed on Sundays in Sept.)
Open June 3 through Sept. 30
Off season tours by request.
$6.00 Adults $4.50 Seniors
$12.00 Family Rate
(2 adults, 2 children under 13)
$3.50 Students (13 years and older)
Single: $12.00. Couple: $20.00 Family: $25.00
All rates above include HST.