Château Ramezay - Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, Montreal

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Originally built in 1705 as the residence of a former Montreal governor, Château Ramezay - Historic Site and Museum of Montreal now stands as a historic building and educational museum. The building has offered refuge to important figures in volatile times, including the Continental Army when Montreal was seized, and Benjamin Franklin as he endeavored to raise troops in the American Revolutionary War. As the area's oldest private history museum, and a National Historic Site, it is no surprise the structure has filled with thousands of vintage items. Browse through about 30,000 objects, including manuscripts, artworks, and furniture dating up to the 20th century. Take the time to explore the garden, a wonderful display of 18th century landscaping. Use our Montreal tour itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Château Ramezay - Historic Site and Museum of Montreal and other attractions in Montreal.
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  • Interesting tour with interactive terminals making it so much more fun information. Museum interesting, but you can quickly let take and spend a lot of time in it. Information on the history of the city, but some redundancies with other museums in the city.
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  • One of our first, best, and most memorable experiences in Montreal, the Chateau Ramezay provided a detailed and thorough introduction to Montreal’s city’s interesting history. This excellent small mus...  more »
  • Wow, being history/museum buffs we were disappointed in the small place with a closed garden, no cafe, not at all what we planned based on the website. Overpriced for what it delivers. Cannot recommen...  more »
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  • Lots of information about Montreal and French history. Very immersive; sometimes you feel like having gone back in time! It's a relatively small museum, but not too expensive and definitely worth it!
  • Historic house with amazing stories. Helpful staff. Will be back.
  • Saw only the garden of the chateau. Nicely arranged plants but not very grand in size.
  • Learn all about thr history of nouvelle-france.
  • One of the oldest residences in Mmontreal. Very historic and cultural.

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