Fort Chambly National Historic Site, Chambly

#26 of 202 in Museums in Quebec
Military history buffs will appreciate Fort Chambly National Historic Site, a stronghold built in 1711 to defend the colony. The main elements of the fortification remain intact, allowing for an immersive trip into Quebec's colonial past. A number of signposts offer insight and factual information about the history of the fort and the French infantry posted here. Once you get your fill of garrison life, head to the onsite restaurant to sample the cuisine of New France. If you're feeling frugal, bring plenty of snacks to enjoy on the picnic tables surrounding the fort. Plan your Fort Chambly National Historic Site visit and explore what else you can see and do in Chambly using our Chambly visit planner.
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  • My ancestor came form France in 1750 to be a soldier, and was stationed at Fort Chambly. It was very interesting for me to see the fort (rebuilt for the most part) and to learn about a soldier's life....  more »
  • Visiting with my small children, well, we can visit, electrical problems, no choice. There's presentation to inside on the costumes of soldier and the cannon fired. It would be interesting that the people doing the presentation are costumes! Finally, it seems to me that it would be a plus. No presentation of soldier, finally not much. Fortunately the 150 th gave us free entry :) A staging, a bit of drama would help greatly. Full of available actors and directors, would make it an unforgettable experience for all.
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  • The European has the weakness that believe that our American cousins lack historical perspective. Think again. The "Fort Chambly", certainly reconstituted, illustrated in an exemplary way: 1. that the "past" is never erased from local memory. 2 with an applied study and financial means at the height of the respect that we must view, witnesses of the past always have values, historical and tourist. The past, in Chambly, strengthens the present of a place, of a province, of a country. With an explanatory large-scale deployment, this is a cultural and rewarding step.
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  • Nice piece of history in a beautiful park. The structure itself I can give it 3 stars but I can't blame people who didn't have the technology for more. Cool thing to see, I recommend it, The surrounding of the fort is excellent.
  • It was a quick but interesting visit, centered about the building of the fort and the historical facts of New France and colonies aeound it
  • Beautiful old fort defending the river against the Americans. The park is nice and there are historical re-enactments in the summer. This is a great place to bike to from Montreal (far) in the summertime.
  • Really nice historical place with a huge parc for everyone to enjoy, lots of event are held here!
  • Very beautiful place for a picnic. The sunset is lovely.

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