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Morrin Centre

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Come visit the Morrin Cultural Centre, Quebec City's best-kept secret! Built over 200 years ago as one of the city's first jail, it now houses one of the world's most beautiful libraries. This national historic site is yours to discover. Walk...more
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44 Chausee des Ecossais | Quebe, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Tour guides are very friendly. Brief tour of the old jail and the old college. A little snapshot of Quebec history. Located in beautiful Old Quebec so lots of places to see after you finish at Morrin.

Thank travelmom88
Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Hi travelmom88, Thanks for your nice comment about the tour and our wonderful guides! We are happy that you enjoyed it and hope you had a great time in beautiful Old Quebec City!

Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We very much enjoyed the tour of this jail, library, and former school. The tour focuses on issues of incarceration, female higher education, historical clubs, and the guide reinforced some historical information from a walking tour we had taken. Something here for all ages and...More

Thank ktbeenthere2015
Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Hello ktbeenthere2015, Thank you for your nice comment! We are happy that you enjoyed learning about the history of this wonderful site and do hope you come back for a visit! Thanks again and have a great day!

Reviewed July 23, 2018

There is a walking tour for Bury Your Dead available. Book at the tourist office near Chateau Frontenac. It includes the Morrin Centre Library and you can see where the Lit-His characters in the novel had their meetings. Tour also includes Paillard Bakery, restaurant where...More

1  Thank MikefromKentucky
Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hello MikefromKentucky, Thank you for your comment. I hope you were able to come and visit the Morrin Centre on its own as we offer Discovery tours daily until the end of the year. Visitors will get to see how prisoners lived by walking through...More

Reviewed July 21, 2018

Sarah gives a top ten tour in English of the wicked history of the Morrin Centre. The site of the former prison from 1808 – 1867 that was built over 200 years ago. Take the guided tour and see the dark dank cells where prisoners...More

Thank Suzanne B
Stefanie J, Manager at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hello Suzanne B! Thank you very much for leaving such a great comment. We are so happy that you enjoyed the Discovery tour with Sarah and do hope that you are able to come back and visit us soon! Thanks again and have a great...More

Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We have toured a lot of old jails and this is one of the best. To see the conditions and smell the dampness of these old cells makes one wonder why people would want to return. The chemistry lab and library of the college are...More

Thank DebbieAAA
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hello DebbieAAA, Thank you for the great comment! We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour of our beautiful historic site with Simone and got the chance to see where women studied and where prisoners lived! Thanks again and please come back and visit...More

Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Really nice tour and cool place to visit. It was easy to get tickets and was very informative. I recommend going on the tours.

Thank Rachel L
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hi Rachel L, Thank you for leaving such a nice comment! I am happy that you enjoyed our beautiful historic site and hope that you had a chance to browse through our books! Thanks again and please come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed July 15, 2018

This was a very interesting tour that was hidden away in the Old City. I really enjoyed the tour and how it worked through the progression of the Morrin Center! I loved learning about the buildings rich history!More

Thank Sarah C
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hi Sarah C! Thanks for your great comment! We are happy that you enjoyed the tour of our beautiful historic site and hope that you got the chance to have a cup of the tea in the library! Thanks again and please come back and...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018

I was expecting a bit more, especially for the $12 pp cost. The guided tour guide was nice and did a good job but I didnt find it as interesting as what I read on Trip Advisor before going.More

Thank CtownRon
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hello CtownRon, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear that you did not find the tour as interesting as what you had read in reviews but we do hope that you give us another try on your next trip to Quebec City,...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018

Next door to the Catholic Church turned into a Center celebrating Literature (in French). Old jail with tours available, Only haunted house tour we saw in QC. Public executions were carried out off the front of the building way back in the day.More

Thank Richard M
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hello Richard M, Thank you for your comment. Not only was the Morrin Centre a former jail and College; it is now home to the City's only English language Cultural Centre. We offer a wide variety of wonderful cultural events, guided tours (which include a...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Another hidden gem we discovered courtesy of Trip Advisor! We visited on a day when the weather had us indoors. The tour was led by an interesting young man who kept both old and young engaged. The building has served as Quebec’s first prison, a...More

Thank Eeepee98
Stefanie J, Guided Tours Coordinator at Morrin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hello Eeepee98, Thank you for your nice comment! We are happy that you enjoyed the tour and the guide! I hope that you got the chance to check out the table of metalloids and metals in the chemistry lab. Thanks again Eeepee98 and please come...More

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Hi Linda, The Morrin Centre is about a 5 to 7 minute walk from Hotel Manoir d'Auteuil. Thank you Travellove414 for your instructions on how to get to the Centre. The entrance fee for the Discovery tour is $11 for general... More
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