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Haskell Free Library & Opera House

1 Rue Church, Stanstead, Quebec J0B 3E2, Canada
+1 819-876-2471
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Oh...No! It is closed on Sunday!!!

We heard about this library and drove for over two hours to get there and..... found it was... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Montreal, Canada
Straddling the border

What fun to visit this unusual building. The Canadian/USA border runs right through it. It was... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
Linda H
Milford, New Hampshire
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1 Rue Church, Stanstead, Quebec J0B 3E2, Canada
+1 819-876-2471
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

We heard about this library and drove for over two hours to get there and..... found it was closed... The famous opera house was purposely built on the boarder of the two country. Outside, a stone printed Canada one side and USA on the opposite....More

Thank xdreamineer
Reviewed 23 November 2016

What fun to visit this unusual building. The Canadian/USA border runs right through it. It was built this way intentionally, opening in 1905. The Opera House, in the same structure, has the same feature of straddling the border. It is steps away from the border...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Went to visit library and Opera house. Sad to see that the Opera house was closed for tours. But the library was still interesting, half in Canada, half in USA.

Thank Ashley O
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Library/opera house was built in the late 1800's right on the border between Canada and the US as a symbol of cooperation.It is a beautiful building split right down the middle by a black line inside indicating the border: it is one of the...More

Thank redrider53
Reviewed 16 August 2016

If you're in the area stop by here and check out the Haskell Free Library and Opera House. It rests on the U.S. and Canadian border. You can access it even without a passport but don't go outside the grounds. If you plan to travel...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 11 August 2016

You can be in 2 countries at the same time. True to period and I do recommend taking the $5/pp tour. Don't miss the opera house! Yes, you will be wowed by the library but there's so much more! Tour takes you to opera house...More

1  Thank GAhometown
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

A beautiful building; the library is a former opera house. It sits on the border between the US and Canada and has a line on the floor indicating which half is in which country.

Thank Spiritwolf922
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This place is amazing, the history and the librarian are amazing. This place is actually built to straddle the border between the U.S. and Canada!!! There is a line drawn on the floor that designates which country you are in as you walk around this...More

Thank Vermonttexican
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Ha! Whoever heard of a place as unique as a library literally sitting on the Canada-U.S. Border with a 'border line', painted black, running right through it! This is a must see! Staff were ever so helpful and kindly assisted in showing us where to...More

1  Thank Jim T
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Here is a chance for you to be in two countries at once - the library is half in Canada and half in the US. If you're coming from the Canadian side be sure to stay on the sidewalk!!

Thank snussnus
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15 December 2015|
Response from Vermonttexican | Reviewed this property |
All the books are located on the Canadian side of the library.

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