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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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Small museum just south of Place Royale and the shops in that area. Museum of Civilization (admission charged) is just a few blocks north, which has another Quebecois / British... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kat T
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Bristol
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting historical museum and free! Next to Place Royal so easy to visit after wandering round looking at the outsides of the buildings. Able to view an interior.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum just south of Place Royale and the shops in that area. Museum of Civilization (admission charged) is just a few blocks north, which has another Quebecois / British North America themed exhibit larger than this place if visitors are so inclined. Admission here is free. As for the exhibit, it focused mostly on the colonial French Famiky that... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

This museum is open from June to September and is free. There are two floors to visit and gives you an insight of how they lived in the 18th and 19th century. The 1st floor is more interesting than the ground floor. We spent around 40mins there.

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Thank BethMaidment
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

This museum showcases how families lived in the 18th and 19th century. It also provides some history of the house itself. It took about 30 minutes to go through, was well set-up and it completely free.

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Kitchener
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191 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
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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