Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal

Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal

Historic Sites • Gardens • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Historic Site and Museum of Montreal. Visit Montreal’s portal to its past, the first building in Quebec to be classified an historic monument! Chosen as one of the 1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die, the Château Ramezay invites you to relive, with its rich collections and multiple exhibitions, over 500 years of history, from pre-contact to the 20th century. In addition to the multimedia displays’ historical figures, costumed animators and guides will transport you through time. From the sumptuous Salle de Nantes, to the vaults where splendors and misery of New France come to life, and with the beautiful Governor’s Garden as a bonus – this is a not-to-be-missed landmark in the heart of Old Montreal!
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Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Champ-de-Mars • 4 min walk
  • Place-d'Armes • 8 min walk
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CityHiker73
near Milwaukee, WI470 contributions
Jul. 2022
Such a range of exhibits! Quite a range of experiences. The building encompasses some historic sites, and they are shown in various ways from signs to audio tours through the ages. A few exhibits are interactive.
Written August 2, 2022
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Sean C
2 contributions
Jun. 2022
A must visit for anyone wishing for a good understanding of Canada's history since the 1600s. Its rather low-key exterior belies the gems that it holds. It traces the evolution of Canada since the early settlers,its French and British colonial past,its independance, and development right up to the present day.
It uses a very interesting combination of wall notes, audio/video devices and several artefacts/models to bring history to life.
Give yourself time to explore and maybe visit its small interesting gardens at the rear.
Written June 2, 2022
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464merlot
Seattle, WA43 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Nice reasonable size museum inside a historic chateau. Great overview of Montreal history from early French settlement towards modern day. We appreciated that nearly all displays offered French and English descriptions and audio segments had additional languages as well. Staff were very friendly and helpful and downstairs had some interactive exhibits that would be good for older kids. Able to do a good overview in 2 hours.
Written May 18, 2022
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Martine
7 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
This was a fun museum to visit. It is well done and the history was interesting to learn. We were particularly fascinated with Benjamin Franklin's visit to Chateau Ramezay and to see his signature on a letter in the showcase. Glad we took the time to stop in and explore.
Written November 7, 2021
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Carli M
Canada234 contributions
Oct. 2021
Pros: tons of information, mostly well done.
Cons:
-some of the more interactive stuff is limited due to covid
-first floor had 4 portraits/paintings of women: one spoke only of the male beside her, one had her tombstone data and spoke only of the painter who painted the portrait, and two had her name and spoke of her father and husband. Admittedly the basement had slightly better information about how women contributed but it's VERY limited.
Written October 6, 2021
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I_Roam_AB
Alberta, Canada469 contributions
Aug. 2021
Very well done. The history is amazing. Beautiful and informative. Not to be missed. Reading about the connection to Benjamin Franklin was interesting.
Written September 12, 2021
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Heather H
16 contributions
Aug. 2021
This museum was very interesting to go through. Wonderful old artifacts. The lower section is dedicated to the old way of life absolutely wonderful. The main floor has some very old and interesting items such as an 18 century prayer book.
Written August 24, 2021
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SamreenAhsanCanada
Toronto, Canada532 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
Loved it. Enjoyed the entire house. The house is beautiful and a must see for history buffs. There is a lot of history behind it.
Written July 7, 2021
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Bron-bird
Kitchener, Canada14 contributions
Jul. 2019
This Museum is a treasure. The gardens are free to enter and delightful providing a glimpse of how people relied on plants 400 years ago. The house has thick stone walls providing a very cool atmosphere on a warm summer day. Child friendly.
Written January 14, 2020
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A treasure! Wow! :) Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written February 1, 2021
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BakingBookworm
Waterloo, Canada294 contributions
Nov. 2019
My husband and I, on our second trip to Montreal, decided to explore this museum. Friendly and helpful staff and lots of great history and artifacts. We liked how well laid out the whole museum was. We're glad the rain pushed us to explore this beautiful home, right in the heart of Old Town. We look forward to exploring its gardens in warmer weather.
Written November 27, 2019
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