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Address: | The Plains of Abraham, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Hi Tech Tour of Artillery Defensive Towers - Really Cool

OK, so why is a stone tower that used to house a cannon cool? Because, they strap an iPad on you and when you hold it up to numbered markers throughout the tower, you see things... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Deutschmann
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, so why is a stone tower that used to house a cannon cool? Because, they strap an iPad on you and when you hold it up to numbered markers throughout the tower, you see things that aren't really there! You hear from soldiers' stories, or see what they ate, or how the cannon works. Lots of hands on...kids love... More 

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Thank Deutschmann
Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful in the location of the Plaines of Abraham. This landmark will take you back in time and show you how the military strategies were used.

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Thank sescal2001
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Nice walk with beautiful view from the tower. Lots of little benches to sit and have a picnic with beautiful view of the river

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Thank Anel L
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

We visited with an 8th grade French class. The interpreters were excellent and kept the kids engaged while teaching them. One asked my son if he was a re-enacter because his movements when loading the musket were so precise...he loved that! Check it out...it's always good to learn when you visit new places.

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Thank Marian E
Toronto
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a very instructive, pleasant little stop as you tour the Plains of Abraham that's been well developed and holds your interest. My wife isn't usually into history, but as we toured the battlefield and then the tower, she felt like she was gaining real insight. After the initial personal tour, the iPad tour is easy to follow and... More 

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Thank Philemon55
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stopped at the Martello Towers (#3 I believe Beside the Plains of Abraham) for a school tour. We had two guides dressed in traditional military gear for the time who took us through the histories of the towers. Very interactive and a must stop to see how we fortified against American Invasion!

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1 Thank Brett P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This had an i-pad tour describing the construction of the tower, the conditions inside, and the history. It was thoughtfully and interestingly done and a highlight for us.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A great spot to visit! The gentleman that greeted us was friendly, informative and helpful. He handed us an Ipad, gave us some instruction (and was always willing to answer questions) and we were able to explore the entire tower with our own tour guide (the IPad). A great idea!

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Thank Angela W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We went in January, and while you could walk all around the towers and through the park, the inside/museum portion was closed. Not worth the slog through the snow.

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Thank Tashiegirl
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Although many of the towers on the Plains of Abraham are used as pump stations, one is actually a museum. Stairs leads you either up or down inside the structure, giving access to 3 floors. You can see a lot from the windows and gun "slits" in the walls. There are a number of signs w/historic information and some hand... More 

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