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Address: | The Plains of Abraham, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Enjoyable stop on the heights above the St. Lawrence

This is a very instructive, pleasant little stop as you tour the Plains of Abraham that's been well developed and holds your interest. My wife isn't usually into history, but as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very instructive, pleasant little stop as you tour the Plains of Abraham that's been well developed and holds your interest. My wife isn't usually into history, but as we toured the battlefield and then the tower, she felt like she was gaining real insight. After the initial personal tour, the iPad tour is easy to follow and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stopped at the Martello Towers (#3 I believe Beside the Plains of Abraham) for a school tour. We had two guides dressed in traditional military gear for the time who took us through the histories of the towers. Very interactive and a must stop to see how we fortified against American Invasion!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This had an i-pad tour describing the construction of the tower, the conditions inside, and the history. It was thoughtfully and interestingly done and a highlight for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A great spot to visit! The gentleman that greeted us was friendly, informative and helpful. He handed us an Ipad, gave us some instruction (and was always willing to answer questions) and we were able to explore the entire tower with our own tour guide (the IPad). A great idea!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We went in January, and while you could walk all around the towers and through the park, the inside/museum portion was closed. Not worth the slog through the snow.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Although many of the towers on the Plains of Abraham are used as pump stations, one is actually a museum. Stairs leads you either up or down inside the structure, giving access to 3 floors. You can see a lot from the windows and gun "slits" in the walls. There are a number of signs w/historic information and some hand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2008

These huge stone structures were fortifications built by the British for defensive purposes in the early 19th century. I toured one in Quebec City which overlooked the St. Lawrence River. They are several stories high and have a lot of room inside. It is worth an hour or two to tour one of these structures.

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