Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, Montreal

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Originally built in 1705 as the residence of a former Montreal governor, Chateau 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 Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal and other attractions in Montreal.
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  • You will see different artifacts from the beginning from Amerindian prehistory to the 20th century. Also, you will see the history of Montreal which has also been called Hochelaga, Ville-Marie in addition to the history of Quebec and Canada. And in the summer you can visit the beautiful outdoor garden which includes ancient plants. The life of Château: quantities and miseries in New France is presented in the vaults of the Château Ramezay, where the solid rounded structure of the thick walls dominates the space as it was 250 years ago. The collections were formed, from the very beginning of the society, mainly thanks to the donations of citizens wishing to preserve the witnesses of our past and in order to contribute in particular to the education of the young generations. This collection is characterised by the richness, rarity and diversity of the pieces that compose it. Rated at nearly 30 000 objects, it can be subdivided into several categories: Ethnology, manuscripts, prints, prints, paintings, furniture, etc. Château Ramezay is the first building classified as a historic monument and the oldest private History Museum in Quebec. He is a private non-profit organization accredited by the Quebec Ministry of culture and communications and includes the city of Montreal, the Montreal Arts Council, Canadian Heritage and the national archives of Quebec. He was selected by a team of experts, in collaboration with UNESCO, as one of the 1001 historical sites that must have been seen in his life. You will be able to get the services of a guide if you wish or hear lectures on different topics all as interesting as each other. And then, the Ramesay Castle being part of the ghost circuit, so be listening maybe you will hear? Good visit!.
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  • This is a great place to spend a couple of hours. It shows the history of this house from some of the earliest days of Montreal's European settlement. There are lots of artifacts from that time period...  more »
  • The castle was the former home of the 11th Governor of Montreal in the eighteenth century. You can discover a small collection of furniture, costumes and accessories from the eighteenth and nineteenth century. It shows a dog wheel for the spindle-spinning, portraits of Jacques Cartier and Jean Talon as well as the explanation of the arms of Montreal.
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