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Musee du Fort

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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 10 rue Sainte Anne, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4S7, Canada
Phone Number: (418) 692-2175
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This small museum chronicles the history of the city, including the...

This small museum chronicles the history of the city, including the numerous battles fought for its control.

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This video and huge model of Quebec was actually very helpful in understanding not only the history but also the geography of Quebec. It is 30 minutes well spent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
dmag36
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Evanston, Illinois

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This video and huge model of Quebec was actually very helpful in understanding not only the history but also the geography of Quebec. It is 30 minutes well spent!

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Thank dmag36
museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour and thank you for your review ! We are happy that you liked your visit. Your comment is a great summary of what the Musée du Fort has to offer. Best regards, Mélissa Desrochers General Manager. More 

Rio de janeiro
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I entered the museum to get out of the wind, and got surprised. It's a very small museum, of the hostory of the battles between the French and British Troops in Canada. This very friendly host told me about the 30-minute show they were having. It was 8 dollars. So much worth it!!! I would have paid more.

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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

With the real 3d model being lit up at the time of discussion along with the animation above made it real easy to understand the historic Quebec. Kids liked it too as it put the previous city tour in perspective with the 3d model. I would almost do this before the actual bus tour to understand what you are coming... More 

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Thank Paul F
museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Dear Paul, We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Musée du Fort. The model is the centerpiece of our show and we are pleased that it has helped you to understand and locate you during your city tour afterwards. As our slogan says so well, "Start your visit to Quebec City with a bang" Thank you and best... More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This museum is adjacent to Le Chic Shack. The highlight is a diorama of the history of the battles of Quebec City. It is presented in both English and French. The show is a little tacky, but we found it quite worthwhile. If you are visiting Quebec City for the first time, I highly recommend visiting this museum, because it... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Musee du Fort is conveniently located across from the Chateau Frontenac. The city's history is explained in a small comfortable theatre with an amazing diorama of the old city, the rivers and the surrounding area. As the narrative explaining the history is played, the ships, trips, areas of the city etc. light up. One leaves with a very good basic... More 

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museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Thank you very much Carol for your excellent comment. We are pleased to have contributed to the better understanding of the history of Quebec City you now have. Best regards, Melissa Desrochers General Manager More 

Calgary
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A light and sound presentation of the events that led up to the Plains of Abraham battle. I thought I knew this history but there is so much more to learn/

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The museum offers a 30 minute presentation to summarize the military history of the Fort. It is very low tech presentation, but in 30 minutes you get a complete history of the military battles at Quebec City.

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Thank Bob L
museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Dear Bob L., Thank you for your comment. We constantly work to improve the experience of our sound and light show. Moreover, the mapping has recently been incorporated into our presentation, making the model even livelier. While the model is the main part of our show, using new technology makes it more contemporary. We are happy you enjoyed the content... More 

Trabuco Canyon, California
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455 reviews
270 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We are a senior couple and although we liked the sound and light show, it is probably more targeted for children. The displays are sparser than I expected. I appreciate the consistency of alternating French and English shows to meet everyone's needs.

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Birmingham
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The cold and wet drove us in here and it promised to be interesting. The model landscape lit up and the background was ever changing, but we never quite got the main message of what was going on. I think you need to be a little more versed in Canadian history to fully appreciate it.

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Thank Festie
museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour Festie, Thank you for your review. The objective of our sound and light show is to help you understand the importance of the unique geography of the region and the military strategies that made Québec such a sought-after city. We will take your comments into consideration. Best regards, Mélissa Desrochers General Manager More 

Alexandria, VA
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898 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This quaint little museum features a sound and light show highlighting the important Quebec City history of battles, including the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. Permanent collection focuses on military insignia and uniforms. The museum is very close to the Chateau Frontenac Hotel!

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Thank VAChuck
museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Thank you Mr. VAChuck for your review. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your visit at Le Musée du Fort. Cordially, Mélissa Desrochers General Manager Le Musée du Fort More 

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