Société historique de Saint-Hilaire

Maxime Albert House, a white vernacular residence

Museum in the time of prohibition…

House of Maxime Albert

The house of 1895 was the family residence of Maxime Albert. It is a good example of vernacular architecture from the Maritimes during this period. Maxime Albert is said to have been at the head of a major alcohol smuggling network. At that time, Maxime Albert would have even dealt with famous characters such as Al Capone and Sam Bronfman. Being a very influential businessman, Maxime Albert was very generous to his community. He donated land for the construction of the presbytery and is also said to have contributed financially to the construction of the village church.

This house represents the unusual history of the village of Saint-Hilaire. It is a true symbol of the golden age of its community. In 1979, the municipality of Saint-Hilaire acquired the site in order to ensure its conservation. Renovations were carried out, respecting vintage building practices between 1980 and 1985.

A black and white photo of the Maxime Albert Complex with a sign in the foreground

Visiting time June 1 to Sept. 30
from Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Out of season :
Group reservation: 506-736-8578 (Reginald Nadeau) (August 25 to 28)



1705 Route 120, Saint-Hilaire, NB E3V 4T4

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