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. By using our Montreal vacation route planner, you can arrange your visit to Château Ramezay - Historic Site and Museum of Montreal and other attractions in Montreal.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Like many places in America to bring out as much as possible the old to attract the gaze of tourists is essential (people in period clothes a bit too much!)
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  • August 14, 2017
    A well done historical review of the history of MontreL and Quebec. We initially joined a tour (no cost) but it was too slow and extremely detailed. Presentations are excellent and the home is very hi...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Chateau Ramezay is a former governor's mansion, and has now been converted into a museum that covers over 500 years of the history of the Montreal area. They have artifacts from each era within that 5...  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    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!
  • June 3, 2017
    Historic house with amazing stories. Helpful staff. Will be back.
  • July 5, 2017
    Saw only the garden of the chateau. Nicely arranged plants but not very grand in size.
  • March 27, 2017
    Learn all about thr history of nouvelle-france.
  • February 21, 2017
    One of the oldest residences in Mmontreal. Very historic and cultural.

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