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“More Interesting Than We Thought it Might Be”

Forges du Saint-Maurice
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Owner description: Historic village where visitors learn about the workings of the iron and steel industry that was founded in 1730.
Brantford, Canada
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“More Interesting Than We Thought it Might Be”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We went to Les Forges since the weather was threatening rain and we wanted to be inside. In fact this is a Parks Canada site and part of the experience was walking the grounds. As it turned out, we didn't need to worry about the rain. The exhibits are first rate and one can imagine what it would be like to work in this type of foundry day in and day out. We started with a short video that described what it would have been like in the village and the foundry and then we visited the inside exhibits at the Interpretation center. After that we walked the grounds and down to the lower and upper forges. If you visit, make sure you carry some matches or a lighter to ignite the devils rock (you'll learn of it during your visit).

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Gary F
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Really interesting museum in the country”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

For a beautiful trip to the countryside, visit this information-packed museum with interesting displays, gorgeous grounds, and a creatively designed building.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Marg M
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Well developed museum for an obscure subject”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Wonderful museum, but the subject seemed a bit obscure. Fun walking around on grounds. Nice visit as part of a day trip outside of Trois Rivieres

Visited August 2012
Thank Traveller346
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