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Tourism PEI

Farmers' Bank of Rustico Museum & 1772 Acadian Log House

Dates of Operation: June 28, 2022 - September 4, 2022

Location
2188 Church Rd, Rte 243 off Rte 6
Rustico
GPS N46° 25.404 W063° 17.048

Contact
rusticofarmersbank@gmail.com
(902) 963-3168 (T)

Amenities & Accreditations

Partially Accessible
Non-smoking
Cyclists Welcome
Air Conditioning
Wi-Fi
Craft Demonstrations
TIAPEI Member
Open Off-Season
Bilingual service - 24 hours

About

The Farmers' Bank of Rustico, a National Historic Site, operated from 1864 to 1894 as the first people's bank and is credited with being "the precursor of the credit union movement in North America". The museum describes the settlement of the community by the Acadians and the establishment of the bank by Father Georges-Antoine Belcourt, and Genealogical Centre of Rustico Acadian families. The Doucet House (c. 1772) Acadian log house offers interpretive programs. Off-season visits by groups can be arranged by appointment, 902-963-2997.

Tues-Sat, 10 am-5 pm; Sun, 11 am-5 pm; closed Mon.

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