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Chevalier House (Maison Chevalier)

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Address: 50 rue du Marche Champlain, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R1, Canada
Phone Number: 418 646 3167
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This structure, built as a home to Jean-Baptiste Chevalier in 1752 from two...

This structure, built as a home to Jean-Baptiste Chevalier in 1752 from two 17th-century structures, has been restored as a museum focusing on Quebec's history.

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Fascinating...and free!

The first floor of this old house-turned-hotel is underwhelming, but the second floor has several rooms showing Quebec house interiors throughout the centuries, and it's very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Catherine A
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Kitchener
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Maison Chevalier gives you another perspective at a later time period, in the settlement of Quebec City. If you are a history buff, then it is well worth the visit to see what life was like in Quebec City for the middle class in the 18th and 19th centuries. The exhibit are well presented in English and French. The... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first floor of this old house-turned-hotel is underwhelming, but the second floor has several rooms showing Quebec house interiors throughout the centuries, and it's very cool. Plus, it's free and quick to visit.

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LONG ISLAND NEW YORK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an hour to kill waiting for my bus tour of Quebec to resume and it started raining. Decided to dodge the rain in this quaint FREE museum. Thank goodness it was free. Will echo other reviewers....not much to see here...some pretty neat artifacts on the first floor with an overview of the history of the building. The second floor... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Donations only museum. Very small museum but very well decorated. Interesting pieces. Definitely worth stopping in. Staff very friendly and accommodating.

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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

The French architecture of this 3-in-1 house is interesting but you have to have an interest in that to appreciate it. There's really not much to see inside. But it is free and you can warm up inside on your way up or down the hill.

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

My husband asked what else was there for 3 houses and I didn't know. It is great it is open and the cruise crowds were here to get out of the windy rain but it needs more to make it vital and interesting. Just a thought...

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This was a beautifully displayed set of rooms with furniture from the era, and no entry fee. English as well as French captions.

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Philadephia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Located in the Lower Town, this is a home furnished in the style of a middle class family. The building has had several incarnations in its life as many old buildings have. The furnishings are from the collection of the Musee de la Civilisation. We had an enthusiastic guide who willingly switched from French to English and back again. He... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

...which I do, you will enjoy this museum with a guided tour in English. Our guide was knowledgable and loved the subject which meant he brought it alive for us. Skip the creepy 3d "historic multimedia" show in English presented by a disinterested museum employee who speaks unintelligible English -- with so many wonderful things to do in Quebec this... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We chose not to take the tour and we were glad we didn't - there was not a whole lot to see (though perhaps we would have learned more from the tour). The part of the house which is open to visitors is beautifully furnished with historical pieces and helpful explanations about the time period. It was a nice change... More 

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