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This magnificently restored residence will allow you to discover the history of the prestigious Fraser family. Through various means, you can follow their influence on the developpement of Rivière-du-Loup in this past century.

Visit of the Manor

In 1991, the manor became a historical site. Complete renovations took pkace between 1996-1997 to bring it back to it's full splendor. The site officially opened for tours on the 15th of june, 1997.

The visit of the Manor will captivate you while making you discover the spirit of the time and the heart of the Fraser family. 80% of the furniture and objects in the manor belonged to the Fraser family and have crossed several generations. From old photographs of the house and the family, we tried to recreate the sober and refined environment which characterized this seigniorial residence to allow you to discover the domestic life of the bourgeois in XIX in Quebec.

On the ground floor, you will be able to visit the office of the lord where he received the sharecroopers, the boudoir, the dining room, the victorian living room, the entrance hall, and the office.

Outside, you will be invited to visit the garden, which has been just restored, while admiring the splendid landscape from the porch and the garden of the manor. 

You will be able to continue your visit while walking to the Anglican church and the cemetery where the lord Alexandre Fraser is buried.

A brief history

In 1673, the initial grant of the Rivière-du-Loup seigniory was made to Charles Aubert de la Chesnaye, who set up the first trading post there. 
After the Conquest, the seigniory became the property of the English governor James Murray. Governor Murray entrusted the seignory of Mount Murray, now Malbaie, and the management of the seigniory of Rivière-du-Loup to Malcom Fraser, in recognition of his feats on the battlefield. He, a Scot, was the first of his line to land in North America.
In 1802, he helped one of his sons, Alexander, acquire the seigniory of Rivière-du-Loup as well as those Temiscouata and Madawaska. 
In 1810, Alexander Fraser, Seigneur, took up residence in his domain, with his wife from the West, Marie-Angélique Meadow. Then, in 1823, the seigneur left Rivière-du-Loup with his new companion, Pauline Michaud, to live on the shore of Lake Temiscouata. Together, they had 8 children.

Alexander Fraser came back to Rivière-du-Loup in 1834, and bought the house in which we are now standing from Timothy Donohue who had built it four years previously. The residence thus became the sixth manor of the Rivière-du-Loup seigniory. By now the Frasers had become truly involved in the development of their domain, from which rose the town of Fraserville, later to become Rivière-du-Loup. Their generosity provided the town with various services, that greatly contributed to it's growth.
Alexander's eldest sons inherited the title of Seigneur, and after his death, this title was shared by his brothers Edward and William. In 1857, William moved in the manor with his new wife, Anaïs-Wilhelmine de Gaspé, daughter of the well-known writer Philipe Aubert de Gaspé. Ten children were born of the couple.
William and Anaïs were fortunate to spend several years in their vast, prestigious Manor. William died suddenly in 1908, at the age of 78, and his wife survived him until 1923.
The Manor was then occupied by their daughter Alice, who married a Colonel Prévost. Alice did not have any children, leaving the last occupancy of the Manor to her niece, Thérèse-Caroline Fraser, the daughter of her brother Malcom. She and her husband, Louis-Philippe Lizotte, occupied the manor until 1983.

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Admission fees :

Children 5 years old and under : free
From 6 to 16 years old : 4$
Family 15$
Adult: 7$
Membership card 20$ The Membership card of the Manoir seigneurial Fraser helps us in the continuation of our activities. This card provides you a free acces to the Manoir seigneurial Fraser, as well as the Domaine Joly De Lotbinière in Sainte-Croix, Reford Gardens in Grand-Métis, La Maison Lamontagne in Rimouski, Le Fort Ingall in Cabano, Le Musée de la Mémoire vivante in St-Jean-Port-Joli and Maison sir Étienne-Paschal-TachÉ in Montmagny.


Contact :

Open every day
from June 21st to September 15th
9h30 am to 5 pm

32 Fraser street
Riviere-du-Loup
(Quebec), Canada
(Parking on Saint-Marc street)

For information
(418) 867-3906

"Héritage canadien du Québec" is owner of the Manor 
and entrusts management of it to the "Société 
de sauvegarde du patrimoine du Grand-Portage".


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Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent
Tourisme Rivière-du-Loup
Ville de Rivière-du-Loup

Virtual Museum of Canada

The Canadian Heritage of Quebec