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La Citadelle de Quebec, Quebec City

Must see · Military Museum · History Museum
Visit the oldest military building in Canada, La Citadelle de Quebec, and absorb 300 years of rich history. Take a tour of the citadel to learn about its role in the colonial past. You'll discover the reasons for the structure’s intriguing "star" shape, and delve into a museum filled with uniforms, weapons, and other artifacts. Be sure to keep your eye on the citadel's schedule during the summer months, as the site holds many interesting events, including the opportunity to visit at night. If you enter after dark, you'll come across notable figures from the citadel's past and hear them recount the tales of their times. To visit La Citadelle de Quebec and get the most from your holiday in Quebec City, create itinerary details personal to you using our Quebec City trip planner.
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  • We so enjoyed the tour and the feeling of our ancestors being there. Enjoyed learning the history of this working fort.  more »
  • La Citadelle de Quebec is a historical museum dedicated to the 22nd Regiment that fought in many wars. The entrance fee is 18$ for an adult and you are provided a map with all the spots to visit (you....  more »
  • AWESOME historical attraction - worth the time to learn more about world history - Canada, Britain, and America Loved it  more »
  • Great museum and 1 hour tour. You have to take a tour, vs walking around on your own because it's still an active military site. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Wish there was more discussion on the area surrounding the fort before it came to be. Also wish there were a few more buildings we were allowed to go in, but likely cant as they are still in use. Interactive museum was well done.
  • Definitely a must see in Quebec City! This fort has a very nice view, it's worth the tour fee. Our tour guide was lovely, and it was a nice 1 hour tour of some of the sites and buildings in the citadel. They have a nice small museum, with lots of information and history throughout. It's such a nice walk to this location, and the walk throughout as well. Definitely listen to and understand the history of the citadel and the 22e Regiment, there is some interesting and important things to learn here.
  • Am amazing place to visit when in Quebec City. The fortifications remind of typical European style fortresses. Of coursed it was constructed by the French; but it has this wonderful feel about it. the entries were a perfect replica to those at Buckingham palace.
  • Great place to visit in Quebec City! You can take a scroll around the plains and the citadel yourself or get a guided tour (check online or call ahead of time to check for the set off time for these). Be sure to take a picture against the beautiful backdrop!
  • Had an incredible afternoon here. Must definitely be included on your trip to Quebec City. We took a paid guided tour of the Citadel first, and then took a free tour of the Governor General’s house. The guides were excellent - very engaging, knowledgeable, and friendly. They were also, of course, totally French-English bilingual. The Citadel is perhaps the best place in QC for a view of the Chateau Frontenac, also.

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