Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal

Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal

Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal
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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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SusanKava
Lisbon, Portugal10 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
A small but pleasant museum. Others have mentioned a native peoples exhibit but it was not there when we visited. There are wall panels with general information about the history of Quebec and handsets featuring people who occupied the house at various times which bring it alive, if you ignore these you won't get much out of your visit. The costumed guides were present when we visited but busy with school groups.
Written 30 April 2023
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DrJimmy14612
Rochester, NY81 contributions
Apr 2023
Not really sure what to make of this. I was expecting to see a well appointed colonial mansion and instead saw a lot of portraits hanging on the walls, an unrelated Native People's exhibit, and a sparsely furnished basement. There were no activities for children. The second floor was closed. There were no staff walking around in time period garb, the gift shoppe lacked anything worthwhile, and the gardens were closed. Being a "history buff", this location did not impress - not even close.
Written 7 April 2023
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jean t
Harrogate, UK102 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
The museum is very good brought to life by ' takling heads' type recordings in each room. Very informative but funny tales of how the building came about and what it was like living in it. It was very well laid out.
Written 24 March 2023
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Film G
New England933 contributions
Feb 2023
The building itself is well kept, though modernized so you get only glimpses of what life in the 1700s was like. Displays are well done, and it's well laid out. Helpful staff. Good toilets. The gardens are doubtless wonderful in Spring and Summer. Winter? Not so much. It's about on par with most any other old house museum you've visited.
Written 17 February 2023
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rambuzzz
Cavite Province, Philippines40 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
The old estate of a pioneer leader of Montreal is truly something yo experience. It offered many interactive exhibits that let me lesrned about how a powerful family in Old Montreal lives.

I also appreciate the works of Canadian masters of fine arts exhibited all over the many halls, arranged to give ypu a glimpse of the founding of the city.
Written 26 January 2023
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magill1986
East Greenwich, RI165 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
We arrived an hour before the tour and went through the Inuit exhibit (really interesting artifacts) and the lower level - where examples of some aspects of life and community were shown. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and highly interested in the topic of the establishment and history of Montreal and spoke at length for 1.5 hours.

Artifacts were related to various aspects of history but not of the house itself due to the history of ownership and use.

If you like history, then this is an inexpensive place to go. If you really like history, go on the tour which is included in admission. If you don’t like history then enjoy the outside space which is free.

4 for value for your money.
Written 15 January 2023
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Astrobeemer
Vancouver, Canada620 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Built in 1705 this historic building was the residence of the governor of Montreal and had a range of uses before it became a museum. Benjamin Franklin stayed here in 1776. It has a nice range of historic exhibits, but it is small so not worth more than an hour or two of your time.
Written 29 December 2022
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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 2 August 2022
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Sean C
4 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 2 June 2022
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464merlot
Seattle, WA48 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 18 May 2022
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