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Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal

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Montreal’s portal to its past, the Chateau Ramezay was the first building in Quebec to be classified an historic monument. Chosen as one of the 1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die, the Château invites you to relive more than 500 years of...more
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280 Notre-Dame St. E., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1C5, Canada
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All reviews benjamin franklin basement level history buff city hall interesting visit great information self guided tour local history couple of hours worth a visit beautiful building entrance fee artifacts governor audio century costumes
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Enjoyed very much, the War Flowers exhibit is very moving. This is a temporary exhibit. I would like to visit when the gardens are in bloom. The price is right and great location.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sharonellw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very approachable and wonderfully curated museum with great information brilliantly presented. We were also very lucky to attend when War Flowers exhibit was on and it was truly moving and memorable. A don't miss.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Don K
Reviewed March 20, 2019

This is a great place to spend a couple of hours. It shows the history of this house from some of the earliest days of Montreal's European settlement. There are lots of artifacts from that time period, and some nice things in the basement level...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KLWK
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

This was a chance find as I walked about. It was delightful, interesting and well laid out. Staff were friendly and helpful. There was a temporary exhibit relating to WW1 which was very moving. It made me want to learn more about the history of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Deb_Bathgate
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

This was really the best museum to visit! You learn so much about the history of Montreal and hear about it from excellent interpreters . There is a good collection of artifacts and memorabilia and authentic recreation of frontier Montreal life. The furniture and paintings...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank piva4545
Reviewed January 6, 2019

This Museum - across the street form Montreal City Hall - is lodged in a very old and historic property and gives a good taste of historic Montreal. Well worth a visit and often has a small temporary exhibit as it now does on WW...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JudyandDave
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Chateau Ramezay was our first introduction to Old Montreal, and that turned out to be a perfect place to begin our wanderings! Most of the main level housed an amazingly concise history of Montreal, complete with original portraits of Fr Jacques Marquette and several city...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

We spent a good hour touring the three levels of this wonderful museum. Plenty of the story of Montreal here, from Indian times on. You can participate in a bread making activity, which smells great!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DickyKnees63
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Such a well preserved, perfectly maintained, fascinating piece of Old World history! We didn't plan visiting but it was freezing outside and we happened to be passing by this mansion. Terrific find! Lots of history, including some fascinating women's stories. Do definitely put it on...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ApplesPi
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Small by museum standards generally, but lots of interesting bits and pieces especially some of the paintings of French army leaders who lost battles against the English (They should have known better). A few nice insights into life at the time it was built and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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goldw19
August 24, 2016|
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We spent 90 minutes.
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July 26, 2016|
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Response from Crazy4Europe | Reviewed this property |
We used credit card to pay. They did not take Amex but any Visa or Master Card would do. Also, we walked, so and it is in town, so you'd have to find a garage or street parking. The majority of garages and street parking are... More
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June 13, 2015|
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Chaussegros-De-Léry Parking is accessible nearby. Here is the address : 330 Rue du Champ de Mars, Montréal, QC H2Y 3Z3.
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