Château Ramezay - Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, Montreal

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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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  • The original home of many of its governors. Full of history of the city since its birth. We missed the guided tour but the signs next to each exhibit were more than enough to see how the city grew. 
  • To visit during your first visit to Montreal. Nice presentation of the history of the first settlers of the city and the trade of skins. Do not sulk audio guides that intelligently punctuate each room on the main floor. Continue the tour by walking through the Nice green square garden in old Montreal. By autumn weather, squash are in the spotlight!
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  • In Montreal there are very few buildings left from the actual French colonial period. Chateau Ramezay was a breath of fresh (old) air! Especially the atmospheric cellar. Lot's of artifacts and period ...  read more »
  • One of the oldest residences in Montreal, you'll get a very good idea of the early days of Montreal. Be sure to check out the charming historic garden behind.
  • You get to see things people used in old times. You also see people dressed similar to old times. You get to write using feathers and a lot more things
  • Excellent set up and very interesting. Best to check when they have demonstrations or special displays.
  • Perfect place to begin learning the history of the New France. They have a lot of items from those times. There are also activities offered to immerse yourself even deeper into the history.
  • Terrific Montreal history museum. Nice audio stations available in English and French. Good for children.
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