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Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal

280 Notre-Dame St. E., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1C5, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514-861-3708
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Ranked #38 of 238 attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Montreal’s portal to its past, the Chateau Ramezay was the first building in Quebec to be classified an historic monument. Chosen as one of the 1001... more » Owner description: Montreal’s portal to its past, the Chateau Ramezay was the first building in Quebec to be classified an historic monument. Chosen as one of the 1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die, the Château invites you to relive more than 500 years of history, from the pre-contact Amerindian era to the 20th century.A not-to-be-missed heritage landmark in Old Montreal, the Château Ramezay holds fascinating collections, displayed in numerous exhibits, intermingled with multimedia portrayals of historical figures recounting, in six languages, highlights of their lives at the Château. Items in the museum shop reflect this legacy.Visit the Governor's Garden and experience delights typical of an urban garden in New France. In summer, a courtyard café overlooks the garden. « less
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I enjoyed this lovely museum. It has many actual artifacts, a nice garden, beautiful rooms (especially the room with the carved French panelling), and little films presenting the viewpoints of various people from the history of the house. I learned a lot about the history of Canada.

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Tucson, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is my wife's review as she was there whilst I was busy at a conference at the Palais de Congres ... "Entrance fee was ~CAD$10 and for that you get 2 floors of museum and gardens covering the whole history of European settlement in Montreal. All exhibits are nicely displayed but the audio tour was excellent ... the narration... More

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Boston, Mass
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This historical museum was very disappointing. They really need to hire a professional exhibit designer. The historic house is worth seeing from the exterior. The interior has been remodeled so many times over its history that there is nothing of the original interior to see. The rooms with beautiful hand-carved wood paneling are not original to the house, and were... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great place to visit for a quick history of Montreal. Neat old mansion. Good tour, not too long. In a great location in Old Montreal across from city hall, and next to Place Jacques Cartier.

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Strasbourg, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I really enjoyed visiting here, even though some of the exhibits at the lower level were being built. This former Governor's House is quite beautifil and has a nice collection of objets.

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Montville, New Jersey
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219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

An adult ticket will cost $10 but there are numerous ways to save money. You can use CAA or AAA cards for a 20% discount, an AAM (American Alliance of Museum) card for free access, or you buy a Montreal Museum pass for $80 which gives you free access to 38 museums for three consecutive days, bus and subway transport,... More

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San Francisco, California
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187 reviews 187 reviews
32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This historic house/museum gives you an interesting perspective not only on the early days in Quebec, but on the different historical drivers north of the border. Would be great to stroll through the gardens in summer.

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Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Situated opposite the Montreal City Hall which is also worth a look, Chateau Ramezay , a corruption of the Scottish name, Ramsay, dates back to the 1700's and was home to the governor of Montreal. Nowadays, it houses exhibitions and can tell us the story of the early years in Montreal. In summer, it's garden at the back is well... More

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Schio, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This museum is located just 5 minutes walk from the Metro station Champ de Mars. In the heart of Montréal life for over 300 years, the Château Ramezay has the role of conservation and dissemination of heritage since 1895. Here you can find permanent and temporary exhibitions and yo can experience guided and interactive tours. The perfect place to learn... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We stumbled upon this place by pure chance and I'm truly gald we did, the entry fees were $10pp but its well worth it in my opinion - you get three floors of Canadia. History and a glimpse of life in the seventeen century and as a bonus there was an ikibana (Japanese flower arrangement) show on the top floor... More

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