Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal

Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal

Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Historic Site and Museum of Montreal. Visit Montreal’s portal to its past, 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 Ramezay invites you to relive, with its rich collections and multiple exhibitions, over 500 years of history, from pre-contact to the 20th century. In addition to the multimedia displays’ historical figures, costumed animators and guides will transport you through time. From the sumptuous Salle de Nantes, to the vaults where splendors and misery of New France come to life, and with the beautiful Governor’s Garden as a bonus – this is a not-to-be-missed landmark in the heart of Old Montreal!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Champ-de-Mars • 4 min walk
  • Place-d'Armes • 8 min walk
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  • Brendan S
    Arlington, Virginia2,033 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic house turned museum
    My primary interest in this chateau was its history as a 300-year old house briefly occupied by the American army during the Revolutionary War. But most of the house is a museum of Montreal history with traditional exhibits, not furnishings or decor from when the house was occupied. The museum has interesting artifacts like the first car in Quebec from the 1890s, and the historical overview of Montreal is interesting, but a lot of the exhibits are only going to be of interest if you are really into Montreal history. There are also some Montreal-area landscape paintings and a basement used for cooking that was “between exhibits” while I was there. Small but pretty gardens behind the house are also a nice place for a break in a busy city.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 3, 2023
  • abi
    Wheaton, Illinois16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting and not too big
    We paid the entrance and walked through the museum ourselves. All the displays are in English and French and quite interesting. It’s not large (plan no more than 2hrs even if you like to read all the plaques), but gives a pretty comprehensive history of both the château itself and Montreal. In the back their is a cute “mini” version of the gardens the château once had. Very pretty and free to walk through. Note: part of the museum is in the château’s “basement” which is accessed by stairs. I did not see an elevator so I’m not sure that it is accessible.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 8, 2023
  • 331
    326 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent little museum
    Very informative and interesting museum located near the river in old Montreal. It is well laid out. An intact important building from hundreds of years ago. We’ll worth a visit
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 10, 2023
  • AmarilisVos
    Jabbeke, Belgium2,297 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice staff
    We visited this house on June 21. There is a car park at 285 Rue Saint-Antoine (Quartier International), about a mile from the chateau. It is called a castle, but it looks nothing like a medieval castle. In the 17th century it would be a large house. You get to know the history of the house and its inhabitants. The staff is dressed in period clothing.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Gabe H
    Northern Virginia, Virginia172 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Museum, rather odd for an historic home
    The house is an interesting tour of 12 rooms. There is a lot of Montreal history and artifacts. However, the artifacts have little to do with the house. The house is in no way restored to look like it was. So it is really a museum, not a historic in any sense that I've seen.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 24, 2023
  • MomRocco
    Chicago, Illinois533 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Museum - Glitchy technology
    We visited this location many years ago and were eager to visit it again. The building is well-maintained and the exhibit is laid out in an easy-to-follow manner. Some of the headsets and phones that are placed throughout were not operating properly the day we visited. This was especially true of the tablets located in the basement which probably explained food storage, preparation etc. As we were exiting I mentioned the technical problems to the young woman who was selling the tickets and she said she'd let the tech people know, but didn't offer any refund or the opportunity to return on a different day for free.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 26, 2023
  • Lilacwheaty
    Nottingham, United Kingdom844 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to learn a little about the history of the city
    Plenty of exhibits and rooms to linger in, whilst learning a lot of the city history. The use of headphones at points in most rooms to listen in to historical figures giving 2-4 minute snippet stories, really helped maintain our interest. The gardens, which can be freely accessed from the streets, is worth a look around also
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia48,796 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Travel through time.
    The Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal is a wonderful place that takes the visitor way back in time. It provides a trip through time and a taste of what it was like all that time ago. Worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 8, 2023
  • Foodange
    Manchester, United Kingdom3,898 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History of Montreal
    If you’re at all interested in the story of Montreal, this is the place to go. There are fascinating narratives and artefacts from all stages of the city’s history. We didn’t take the tour, just went round at our own pace. Then as you leave there are the gardens, a heady mix of plants, flowers and vegetables, a veritable oasis of calm in the busy city.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 1, 2023
  • Mark W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely informative visit to understand the French history in Montreal
    Great experience. Suggest you wait for the free guided tour in French or English. We had Barbara as our guide. She was excellent. She gave us more of a history of french exploration and settlement of Eastern and Southern Canada and middle US, together with an overview of the chateau and its prominent people. Then tour by yourself at your leisure armed with the knowledge provided. The Ramezay names relates to its time as the residence of the Governor of Montreal
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 13, 2024
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Mark W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Great experience. Suggest you wait for the free guided tour in French or English. We had Barbara as our guide. She was excellent. She gave us more of a history of french exploration and settlement of Eastern and Southern Canada and middle US, together with an overview of the chateau and its prominent people. Then tour by yourself at your leisure armed with the knowledge provided. The Ramezay names relates to its time as the residence of the Governor of Montreal
Written May 13, 2024
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Luis F
Falls Church, VA56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
History presented in recordings by the "employees" of the Chateau. Funny way to learn how the rich and politicians lived in that era. And about the history of Montreal.
Written April 11, 2024
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Foodange
Manchester, UK3,898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
If you’re at all interested in the story of Montreal, this is the place to go.
There are fascinating narratives and artefacts from all stages of the city’s history.
We didn’t take the tour, just went round at our own pace.
Then as you leave there are the gardens, a heady mix of plants, flowers and vegetables, a veritable oasis of calm in the busy city.
Written December 1, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kirsty
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Excellent look at history in the city. The experience does require guests to engage with the content by listening to the audios. I’d recommend 1 hour or 2 if you’re really into history.
Written November 17, 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal is a wonderful place that takes the visitor way back in time. It provides a trip through time and a taste of what it was like all that time ago. Worth a visit.
Written November 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lilacwheaty
Nottingham, UK844 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Plenty of exhibits and rooms to linger in, whilst learning a lot of the city history.
The use of headphones at points in most rooms to listen in to historical figures giving 2-4 minute snippet stories, really helped maintain our interest.
The gardens, which can be freely accessed from the streets, is worth a look around also
Written October 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MomRocco
Chicago, IL533 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We visited this location many years ago and were eager to visit it again. The building is well-maintained and the exhibit is laid out in an easy-to-follow manner. Some of the headsets and phones that are placed throughout were not operating properly the day we visited. This was especially true of the tablets located in the basement which probably explained food storage, preparation etc. As we were exiting I mentioned the technical problems to the young woman who was selling the tickets and she said she'd let the tech people know, but didn't offer any refund or the opportunity to return on a different day for free.
Written September 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Gabe H
Northern Virginia, VA172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The house is an interesting tour of 12 rooms. There is a lot of Montreal history and artifacts. However, the artifacts have little to do with the house. The house is in no way restored to look like it was. So it is really a museum, not a historic in any sense that I've seen.
Written September 24, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Helen B
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely museum with lots of information. Just took us back in time. My 9 year old was also interested in museum and lovely garden.
Written August 18, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

AmarilisVos
Jabbeke, Belgium2,297 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We visited this house on June 21. There is a car park at 285 Rue Saint-Antoine (Quartier International), about a mile from the chateau. It is called a castle, but it looks nothing like a medieval castle. In the 17th century it would be a large house. You get to know the history of the house and its inhabitants. The staff is dressed in period clothing.
Written August 18, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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