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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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Interesting & Unique Building

While traveling through the area, we made it a point to add this library to our itinerary - a nice... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
ErnTrekker
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PA
Straddle the border while you read!

the haskell Free Library and Opera House is unique. There are of course other libraries and other... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
308brucew
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Puyallup, Washington
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1 Rue Church, Stanstead, Quebec J0B 3E2, Canada
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

While traveling through the area, we made it a point to add this library to our itinerary - a nice old building and the fact that it straddles two countries is really interesting. The border inside is marked with tape, and the staff doesn't seem...More

Thank ErnTrekker
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

the haskell Free Library and Opera House is unique. There are of course other libraries and other opera houses and I'm sure more than one other than combines the two. But this one straddles the canada / USA border. Inside, there is a painted line...More

Thank 308brucew
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is interesting , especially if you love libraries. It's half in the US and half in Canada. Staff is friendly and helpful. Interior is charming and well kept. beautiful old wood work.

Thank judi i
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Reviewed 12 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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 17 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
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Reviewed 12 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
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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
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All the books are located on the Canadian side of the library.
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