The Brome County Museum is a hidden gem! The museum is located inside a cluster of heritage buildings, and traces the history of the region’s inhabitants over the past several centuries. Visit the Museum, Paul Holland Knowlton House, the Old Courthouse and the Children’s Museum and travel through our fascinating history.
The Children’s Museum is an amazing interactive experience. Children can explore life in the olden days firsthand, with a chance to play and learn in the Museum’s General Store, post office, garden, farm and kitchen!
Lac-Brome may be an unlikely capital of crime fiction, but fans of the cloak-and-dagger genre will be thrilled to discover the annual Les Printemps Meurtriers festival. Learn from the best writers in the business as they share their inspiration and their techniques for crafting the perfect murder mystery. Local crime writer, Louise Penny, bases her internationally bestselling novels in Three Pines, a small village suspiciously reminiscent of Knowlton… See if you can spot Inspector Gamache at Brome Lake Books, Barnes General Store, or in one of our other local businesses! Every fall, the Knowlton Literary Festival offers visitors a special audience with some of North America’s finest contemporary English-language authors.
Lac-Brome inspires a significant number of artists and craftspeople. Visit art galleries and tour private studios every summer during the Tour des Arts event. The artist-in-residence program at Atelier Galerie Hors-Cadre is a unique opportunity to experience art in action and to see works by a range of artists in a stunning setting. Creativity meets ingenuity at L’atelier-boutique Boutiverre, where time-honored glass-blowing techniques are applied to turn old bottles into one-of-a-kind light fixtures.
New England Loyalists came north to the Eastern Townships, and their homes, barns and buildings reveal distinctive British and American influences. Lac-Brome is on the Townships Trail, and you can take a guided tour of historic Knowlton that will take you back in time to the days of pioneers, entrepreneurs and railway barons.