Doiron House

The Dorion House, a vernacular white residence

Built in 1841 in Dieppe, the Doiron House is recognized its high-quality Acadian-style construction, its role in the Acadian community, and its association with builder and occupant Joseph Doiron.

Joseph Doiron was a prosperous Acadian farmer and a prominent presence in the 19th-century Dieppe community. Beyond farming, Doiron also acted as a provincial Justice of the Peace and was a public writer. Financially well-off, Doiron was able to afford a particularly spacious and luxurious home for himself and his family. The original masonry of this beautiful residence is preserved to this day, and it is notably the only Acadian house known to still have its original hearth.

In addition to housing the Dorion family, the house played various roles in the community, including serving as a meeting place, a venue for community debates, and even an Acadian school, cementing its status as a well-recognized contributor to Acadian culture and history.

For many years, the Dorion House was passed down from generation to generation to the Doiron family. Finally, in 2016, the building was acquired by the City of Dieppe, with the aim of preserving and perpetuating the history of this part of the region’s heritage.

Summer season: Open from June 3 to August 30, 2024 (free admission)
Sunday to Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10 am to 3 pm

See the Dorion House for yourself here

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