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“Really only an audio visual presentation.”
Review of Musee du Fort

Musee du Fort
Ranked #38 of 231 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This small museum chronicles the history of the city, including the numerous battles fought for its control.
Reviewed 27 November 2017

First of all - access for those with walking difficulties is extremely difficult. Then you have to wait for a presentation in English (or French), when the presentation came it was good - not too simple or too technical. It’s an amazing model.

Thank Andrew S
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"sound and light show"
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"military history"
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"special effects"
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"plains of abraham"
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"minute presentation"
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"large scale"
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"small theatre"
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"le chic shack"
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"toy soldiers"
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"school groups"
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

If you find yourself in upper Old Town on a rainy day, this small museum, in the main square of Upper Old Town (more or less opposite the impressive Chateau Frontenac), is a good place to spend part of it. It has some exhibits about the history of Quebec and Quebec City, but its most interesting feature is a half-hour sound-and-light show, which is quite educational as well as reasonably entertaining. It is available in both French and English; different showings are narrated in different languages, rather than having several languages piped in simultaneously in headsets as happens in some other museums. The show is set in a large diorama showing an aerial view of Quebec City and environs, including the river, with several large sailing ships on it. Lights dotted different areas and video projections showed the river and the wall behind the diorama as the recorded narration proceeded. It told about not only the famous Plain of Abraham battle but a lot of other battles before and, mostly, after, including an early U.S. attempt to invade Canada. As my husband and I had found with other historical presentations in Quebec, there was quite an emphasis on the persistence of the indomitable French culture in the face of the various waves of bossy English-speaking folks.

Thank Lisa Y
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museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Bonjour,
Thank you for your description the Musée du Fort.
We are glad you enjoyed our sound and light show.
Best regards,
Mélissa Desrochers
General Manager

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

I love history and when I visit a new place, I usually take a tour. This Museum is quite unique in that it is a 3 dimensional map with a sound and light show thrown in. I’ve been several times with friends and always enjoy it. It puts the history of the British and French Wars in North America into perspective and explains how Quebec survived it all.

Thank Mike P
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museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Bonjour,
Thank you for your great review. It is always a pleasure to read positive comments, especially when it comes from a recurring visitor.
We hope to stay on your top activities to do list in Québec City.
Best regards,

Mélissa Desrochers
General Manager

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

The model and description of the battles of Quebec City were interesting. There's not much else here, so it was expensive.

Thank WestchesterP2
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museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Bonjour,
Thank you for taking your time to write a comment about your last visit. Our main activity is a sound and light show and to complete the experience and complement the information shared in our show, two permanent exhibitions are also presented in our museum.
OF course, our guides are always open to discuss with you and answer your questions or advise you in the purchase of book or other items in our shop.
Best regards,

Mélissa Desrochers
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Good overview of the history of the wars in Quebec. There is a model that lights up and really helps you understand how the battles players out. Really enjoyed the film and learning about the history

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