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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 #31 of 139 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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Guelph, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We really enjoyed the diorama. It was very entertaining and gave a really good account of historical facts. Not a special effects show, but in it's simplicity made history come to life. Staff were very welcoming and friendly.

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Durham, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is essentially a small theatre with a mock-up of Quebec City and surrounding areas. A multimedia show dramatizes the various military engagements at Quebec. It's a bit low-tech by current standards, but I found it a really good way to get the lay of the land and learn a bit more about what when on in Quebec City in... More

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Bournemouth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Kids will love this, and so did my wife and I. It's a very small museum above a fast food outlet, but it is clean, well laid out and costs only a 5 or 6 dollars. There's a small shop, various displays around the walls showing how the British, French and American armies, along with native Indians changed the history... More

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you go to the other museums in the city this 30 minute static attraction is a waste of money. The fee is excessive for a minimally maintained attraction that merely repeats what the other museums and attractions present in a more interesting way. See the Citadelle and the main museums for better presentations. I might think better of this... More

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Anick H, Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment posted May 1st regarding your visit made in October 2013. We are disappointed that you did not enjoy your experience. At the Musée du Fort, we are proud to present an educational and entertaining sound and light show about the military history of Québec City. We are a small, not public-funded, unpretentious museum and our... More

Northampton, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's worth the trip even though it's in a very touristy section of Place d'Armes. The Quebecois have done a great job of introducing you to their history. The price is right, the kiddies will learn something-- do stop in!

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Lander, Wyoming
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104 reviews 104 reviews
34 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This terrific venue is not a museum but a combination display of Quebec City and the surrounding area and a video (which they call a light show) of the history of Quebec City and the battles that ended up transferring eastern Canada from France to England. The information presented on the walls was extremely interesting as was the story of... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I'm so glad we attended this performance. It would be interesting to any fan of military history as it explored both the history of Quebec's French and English early inhabitants, and the tactical advantages and disadvantages of the unique location and geography. Available in both French and English. Highly recommended.

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