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Musee du Fort

10 rue Sainte Anne, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4S7, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
(418) 692-2175
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Ranked #30 of 144 Attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Description: This small museum chronicles the history of the city, including the numerous battles fought for its control.
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Montreal, Quebec
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wow! A wonderful presentation on the history and battles that happened in Quebec. It's basically a movie (documentary type) with a scale model of the city and surrounding battlefields that includes lights and effects that are timed with the narration. Following the action on the model was very helpful to understanding the intricacies of how everything went down during the... More

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Denver
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this sound and light show diorama. great overview of the battles. 30 minute show. great way to start your tour of Quebec City.

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London, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was an interesting updated multimedia sound and light diorama from the 60s (?). It was helpful to do this first as it gave a good geographic reference point for all other historical explanations we saw at other attractions. Would recommend.

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GTA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The sound and light show depicting the 6 attempts to conquer Quebec City was very good. The diorama of Quebec City circa 1759 is very well done.

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frontenac cty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A very enlightening, interesting overview/diorama of the battles for Quebec City. Don't miss it if you are interested in history. We learned even more on the second viewing. Minimal fee.

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Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect of a museum that simply advertises as having a diorama of the city of Quebec. What a pleasant surprise! There's a 30 minute presentation in a cooled and comfortable theatre that uses lighting and sound effects to explain the different military invasions of Quebec City. It was very interesting and very well pitched. I... More

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Prince George, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The diorama was much better than I expected. It should be the first thing you do when visiting as it gives you an overview geographically and historically. Was good for all ages. The cost is minimal and there is a discount in one of the travel guide books free at the info place across the street from museum.

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Guelph, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were greeted by a lovely young woman who showed us to the viewing room. This really interesting diorama is enhanced by some extremely well done audio / video and wonderful story tellers. You get to know all the major players who took part in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. It's more than just an annotation in a... More

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New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The history of the fighting over Quebec was well told using great visual effects. Just 25 minutes and well worth seeing. Right across from Chateau de Fontenac

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Wilmington, NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect from a diorama, but the show was quite interesting and a good introduction to the history and geography of Quebec City. The young man who presented the show was very friendly and patiently answered everyone's questions. It is well worth a visit, and even the children in the audience seemed to enjoy it.

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