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Making Their Mark: Montreal Jewish History Walking Tour provided by Museum of Jewish Montreal

Making Their Mark: Montreal Jewish History Walking Tour

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Overview
Uncover Montreal's Jewish history and heritage with this walking tour. Stroll through the Plateau neighborhood, where many Jewish people settled in the early 20th century; discover synagogues, schools, hospitals, and cultural hubs built by the settlers, and hear how they helped shape the face of modern Montreal.
Highlights
  • Uncover stories of Montreal's Jewish history and heritage
  • Stroll through the city streets hearing stories of its Jewish population
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule
  • Get insights into local culture and history from your guide
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Departure Point
Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 Boul St-Laurent R01, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y8, Canada
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mark W wrote a review Aug. 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The tour guide, Cassie, a young lady with a great presence, was dealing with a group made up of several college professors. She was able to answer detailed questions with very specific facts. Her knowledge of the history of the Jewish population in early Montreal was quite
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from museemtljuif, Museum Ambassador at Making Their Mark: Montreal Jewish History Walking Tour
Responded Feb. 16, 2020
Hello Mark! Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad that you and your wife enjoyed our walking tour and found it engaging and informative. We hope to see you at another one of our walking tours!
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E L wrote a review Aug. 2019
West Hollywood, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I found the walking tour of the Plateau neighborhood informative beyond the Jewish content. Our great guide, Casserina, provided us with an understanding of how this specific history fit into the overall history of Montreal. She also offered personal insights
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from museemtljuif, Museum Ambassador at Making Their Mark: Montreal Jewish History Walking Tour
Responded Feb. 16, 2020
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear that you and your husband found the tour interesting. We would love to see you at another tour the next time you are in town!
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Marla A wrote a review Aug. 2019
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Ben was our tour guide. He did a wonderful job, guiding us through the history of Montreal’s Jewish neighborhood in the early- and mid-20th Century.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from museemtljuif, Museum Ambassador at Making Their Mark: Montreal Jewish History Walking Tour
Responded Feb. 16, 2020
Hi Marla! Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our walking tour!
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robert z wrote a review Aug. 2019
New York City, New York56 contributions8 helpful votes
We had terrific Emma as our guide She took us around the old quarter and gave us the flavor of the old Jewish hood while we learned how it has changed since.Well worth it I might go on the food tour next Skip the line at Schwartz deli and eat at Main deli right across the street
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Responded Feb. 16, 2020
Hi! Thank you for your kind review and for joining us on our walking tour. We would love to see you at our food walking tour!
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fedtravelerfun wrote a review Aug. 2019
Washington107 contributions86 helpful votes
Cassandra was our tour guide. She is an intern at the Jewish museum. She did her best, but was obviously green when it came to conducting tours. She showed us empty lots, repurposed buildings and had a book to provide references and pictures to what she covered.
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Cynthia F
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Jewish Museum of Montreal - In the Shadow of the Mountain
My husband and I really enjoyed the 90 minute "In the Shadow of the Mountain tour". Our guide Lara was very knowle
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231monag
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Tourists in our own city
We just had a wonderful walking tour with one of the summer students at the Jewish museum. I think her name was Lar
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Tours to ge
I have been on this tour as well as others, and they have all been informative, interesting, and entertaining. The
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DavidHerskovits
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Great Walking Tour
Wonderful tour of the Peretz Shule with a lovely informed guide! Fascinating history. This is a terrific instituti
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BigHabsFan
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December 1st was a very cold day
Fun tour yesterday, yes despite -17c with wind yesterday 7 brave souls and dear Allegra talked, ate (noshed) and wa
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ashleyrabinovitch
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Perfect combination of history and cuisine
Allegra gave my husband and I a fantastic introduction to the Jewish culture right around the corner from our apart
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kconn88
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So much living history was explored
Our guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the area and the history. We were able to sample a wide arra
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Anna W
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rabbis, Writers and Radicals walking tour of old Montreal
The guide was well prepared and knowledgeable. The subject matter was very interesting, a history of Jewish people
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JaneG1433
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Enjoyable but with caveats
I always try to take Jewish walking tours when I travel, and this one certainly piqued my interest because the food
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Di2101
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Great walking tour
We went on the tour “Making Their Mark.” It was great. The guide was a McGill graduate student. She was very know
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drmatt1
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Great tour.
Our very well informed tour guide who was a postgraduate history major from McGill took us on a 2 hour tour from th
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enomotoe
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Food tour
Very informative and fun tour with Rachel taking us through the back streets of a Montreal Jewish neighborhood. Pre
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NYBacon
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Awesome walking tour!
My wife and I went on a fantastic walking tour through this museum called Rabbis, Writers, and Radicals. The tour f
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Harry K
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Excellent Walking Tour but this is not a Museum
Several tours are offered. The guide we had was very good and the group size of about 15 enabled us to get the most
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anikobod
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So much to learn for visitors and residents
My daughter and I loved our tour. We've been coming to Montreal for years and thought we knew Montreal Jewish histo
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Key Details
  • Museum of Jewish Montreal
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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