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Maison Historique George-Etienne Cartier

Address: 458 Notre-Dame St E | (Near Bonsecours), Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1C8, Canada (Ville-Marie)
Phone Number: 514-283-2282, 800-463-6769
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Ranked #74 of 478 things to do in Montreal
Type: Historic sites, History museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Former home of Sir George-Etienne Cartier, now a history museum.
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Type: Historic sites, History museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Former home of Sir George-Etienne Cartier, now a history museum.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Part of the 100+ Official National Historic Sites and Parks of Canada. It may take a little finding and is not really advertised, yet for any history buff it is a must see site. Really well put together and well explained this is the house of one of the French founders of Canada.

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Montreal, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Sir George-Étienne Cartier was a Father of Confederation. His residence is far less grandiose than the person himself. Hidden at the east end of Old Montreal on Notre-Dame street, this place is often ignored by regular tourists (just count the number of reviews here). Do you want to know why Mr Cartier stayed in close-by Rasco Hotel instead of sharing... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had this whole attraction to ourselves as there weren't any other tourists there. We loved it though, it is of great historical value and we learned a lot. The house itself is very nicely decorated. The whole house is completely accessible as there is an elevator on one side. Staff were friendly and great to talk to. The best... More 

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Only takes about half an hour to walk through this small house museum. Very nice displays, incorporating music and smell. We were there near Christmas and it was was very festive.

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London, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is not a long attraction to visit so definitely worth having the Montreal museums pass. Very interesting exhibits and fabulous staff. Highly recommend.

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Denbigh
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The information I gained during this visit to the home of one of our Father's of Confederation was amazing. It was the type of tour that leaves you wanting to learn more about our history and how this man impacted the past and in many ways our present day lives. There were lots of artifacts including Mr. Cartier's travel bag... More 

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Denbigh, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Canadians especially should visit this site which is the previous home of this man who is almost unheard of and who did so much to shape our country. He was very influential in how Canada was formed during confederation, the powers given to the provinces such as education, legal systems, etc. and the building of the railway, etc. You will... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

For someone who didn't know much of the Canadian history, this was a magnificent little find. I wasn't planning on visiting this exhibition but stumbled upon it. It was only a small admission fee so I decided to have a look. In exchange for my ID I was issued a tablet which provided me with additional information once I arrived... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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147 reviews 147 reviews
111 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

It doesn't take long to go through this museum but it is full of interesting information and the presentations are really varied. You can stand in decorated rooms and hear voices from the past describe what life was like. The house is so fancy. There is interesting political information as well.

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montreal
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96 reviews 96 reviews
64 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I enjoyed the visit after having read up a lot on who was Georges Etienne Cartier. He was a corporate lawyer that represented the great builders of late XIX th century and eventually became Prime Minister of Canada. Apparently, he pushed hard to do away with the Seignorial Land Regime which had become an impediment to economic and railroad development.... More 

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