Château Ramezay - Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, Montreal

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History Museum Museum
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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  • I was more interested in the building itself as the home of the 11th governor of the city. But most of the information was dry information about the history of the city. The audio visual units that we...  more »
  • I liked the movie about Montreal we saw before go into the main area. Also the new spot they discovered the old floor and put the glasses on the top and we could walk on it and see what under niece. A...  more »
  • We did not enjoy the current museum set up. I had been there before & it was much more like a early Montreal home  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.