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Plains of Abraham

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Address: 835, Wilfrid-Laurier, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 2L3, Canada
Phone Number: 14186496157
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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This grassy field was the site of a famous battle between the French and...

This grassy field was the site of a famous battle between the French and the English in 1759.

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Not a lot to see, take the 45 min bus tour to get the full benefit

A large park that does not provide much information unless you take the bus tour, which is well worth the modest price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A large park that does not provide much information unless you take the bus tour, which is well worth the modest price.

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Knowlton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a lovely walk with my family. Noticed many great spots for a family pick nic next time we visit. There are several spots of interest for kids to look at such as cannons, statues and towers. There are also many outdoor concerts under the gazebo. There were non at the time of our visit.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great park with wonderful views over the St Lawrence river. The area is steeped in history. You can imagine what it would have been like for the French and British all those years ago. Well worth a visit.

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So. Windsor, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In 1759, on a field overlooking the St. Lawrence River, the French and British fought one of the most important battles of the 18th century. (Among its consequences: most of North American now speaks English instead of French). The entire battle lasted 38 minutes. The story of what happened here is the focus of the the Plains of Abraham, and... More 

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Rhinebeck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful park between the river and the city. Joan of Arc garden was an enjoyable walk and we loved all the artists selling their works of art along the walk ways.

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Campbell, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The flowers in the park were beautiful and the view of the St.Lawerance River was spectacular. Our guide explaination of the park was very enlightiening.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful area to go walking around, we walked for hours and wow the view is to die for, however they have a tower you can go in but they charge $8 which i didnt feel it was worth the money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Still gives you a sense if what it must have been like for the British and French while serving as a wonderful park to run or walk.

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Kensington, Prince Edward Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I must admit, wandering the grounds of the Plains of Abraham, I felt tingles up my neck. Although as battles went, this was nothing like the charge of the Light Brigade or the Somme... but of course what took place here changed CDN history entirely. If you don't know the details look them up.

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Titusville, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Here you can learn some history of Quebec City that you may not have learned in school. The park contains the Citadel and Martello towers built to defend the city in the 18th and 19th centuries from, amongst others, the US! Take the Governors Promenade from the Citadel to Hotel Frontenac for river views. And visit the Joan of Arc... More 

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