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“Historical building hosting the history of Montréal!”

Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal
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$127.40*
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Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
Ranked #38 of 425 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Montreal’s portal to its past, the Chateau Ramezay was 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 invites you to relive more than 500 years of history, from the pre-contact Amerindian era to the 20th century.A not-to-be-missed heritage landmark in Old Montreal, the Château Ramezay holds fascinating collections, displayed in numerous exhibits, intermingled with multimedia portrayals of historical figures recounting, in six languages, highlights of their lives at the Château. Items in the museum shop reflect this legacy.Visit the Governor's Garden and experience delights typical of an urban garden in New France. In summer, a courtyard café overlooks the garden.
Reviewed November 18, 2013

This museum is located just 5 minutes walk from the Metro station Champ de Mars. In the heart of Montréal life for over 300 years, the Château Ramezay has the role of conservation and dissemination of heritage since 1895. Here you can find permanent and temporary exhibitions and yo can experience guided and interactive tours. The perfect place to learn a little bit more about the history of this wonderful town!

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

We stumbled upon this place by pure chance and I'm truly gald we did, the entry fees were $10pp but its well worth it in my opinion - you get three floors of Canadia. History and a glimpse of life in the seventeen century and as a bonus there was an ikibana (Japanese flower arrangement) show on the top floor and it didn't end there as we discovered the immaculate little garden at the back of the house - highly recommened this place.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a charming small museum in the heart of Old Montreal just across from City Hall. It's run by devoted volunteers, including the guides, and you can feel the love. When I was there, a children's birthday party was in progress; the little girls were dressed in period costume, kneading bread. The guides will tell you the house's history: the political infighting, the struggles between French and British, the short-lived American occupation, how it nearly was bulldozed and then was restored. There's interesting stuff about the early relations with the aboriginal people, and a rather mixed collection of artifacts. Two rooms are lined with staggeringly ornate wood carvings, a relic of a French chateau that was picked up by the city in 1967; it isn't part of the original house, but it's an eyeful nevertheless. A small gallery had a wonderful exhibit of local folk art when I was there. I really enjoyed my visit, and it cost less than $10.

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Found this to be an interesting few hours learning about the history and evolution of Montreal. There was some about the first nations, but I wish there would have been more information about those cultures.

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ChateauRamezay, Education and Communication Coordinator at Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit at the Château and we take good note of your comments.

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

When I decided together with my friend to go and visit that place I knew it for why I chosen... A place of old history, old times that I love very much. Very good collection with precious pieces of art and life... a place where you can have what to learn and to enjoy in silence. Nice chateau... a beautiful garden. I recommend if you come in Montreal go and visit, you will not regret.

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ChateauRamezay, Education and Communication Coordinator at Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit at the Château Ramezay.

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