Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal

Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal: Hours, Address, Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal Reviews: 4/5

Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal

Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal
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from MYR 147.61
Historic Sites • Gardens • History Museums
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Montreal’s portal to its past, the Chateau Ramezay was 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 invites you to relive more than 500 years of history, from the pre-contact Amerindian era to the 20th century.A not-to-be-missed heritage landmark in Old Montreal, the Château Ramezay holds fascinating collections, displayed in numerous exhibits, intermingled with multimedia portrayals of historical figures recounting, in six languages, highlights of their lives at the Château. Items in the museum shop reflect this legacy.Visit the Governor's Garden and experience delights typical of an urban garden in New France. In summer, a courtyard café overlooks the garden.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Champ-de-Mars • 4 min walk
  • Place-d'Armes • 8 min walk
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Bron-bird
Kitchener, Canada14 contributions
Its in the details!
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 14 January 2020
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A treasure! Wow! :) Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written 1 February 2021
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BakingBookworm
Waterloo, Canada290 contributions
An interesting bit of Montreal's history and a gorgeous house
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 27 November 2019
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Jed F
Richmond, VA85 contributions
Very old building full of history
Sep 2019
One of the oldest buildings in town, displays the history of colonization. The building is not really beautiful, and the inside is kinda bland, except for the reception room which woodwork is great. The exhibition is well done, and the gardens as well as the cellars are worth a visit.
Written 12 November 2019
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MikeHinPHL
67 contributions
Loved it!
Sep 2019
This is a wonderful, well organized way to learn the history of Montreal and the province of Quebec. Each room tells a story. Our guide was good though I would like to go through again with a different guide for a different perspective. We explored the basement which was very interesting as well. We did not visit the gardens. I am so glad we didn’t just walk by! Well worth our time.
Written 25 October 2019
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,493 contributions
Interesting history
Oct 2019
Chateau Ramezay should be a historic site and Museum of Montreal. This mansion has wide artifacts since early settlement. Do visit the basement for interesting exhibits and the Governor's Garden as well.
Written 23 October 2019
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Arthur P
Leawood, KS1,123 contributions
Fascinating piece of Montreal and New France history.
Sep 2019
I was amazed to learn that the Chateau was occupied by the American military in 1775 to 1776. I was also surprised to learn Benjamin Franklin and Benedict Arnold were at the Chateau Ramezay in April, 1776. The house was built in 1705 and has a fascinating history.

Chateau Ramezay is well worth a visit.
Written 21 October 2019
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P F B
Edison, NJ1,501 contributions
Interesting history
Oct 2019
The mansion has a wide variety of artifacts from the early settling of Montreal. The walls are covered with paintings of prominent figure in Montreal's history as well as an explanation of who they are. The history and paintings include not just French leaders, but that of British leaders once New France became part of British rule.
Written 18 October 2019
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Travmama
Pittsburgh, PA589 contributions
Excellent
Sep 2019
I enjoyed this tour much more than expected. There is much more to see here than I thought. After your guided tour, make sure to go to the basement since there are interesting exhibits to see here as well. Very interesting history. Highly recommended.
Written 11 October 2019
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Ian C
Chatton, UK40 contributions
Best on a Monday
Oct 2019
We loved this museum not just because it was a wet Monday, and everywhere else was closed on a Monday, but it was a great interactive museum with history going back to the early days of Montreal. We were entertained for a good two hours.
Written 9 October 2019
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cathrynr2014
Brooklyn Park, MN93 contributions
Interesting history of Montreal
Sep 2019
Very interesting place. However, we made the mistake of taking the English guided tour which was supposed to last an hour. After 2 1/2 hours we bailed. Our guide was very interesting but she would not stop talking. We did not even get to look at the displays and totally missed the WWI exhibit.
Written 8 October 2019
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