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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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
About
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!
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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  • jean t
    Harrogate, United Kingdom107 contributions
    Getting to know the history behind Montreal
    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.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2023
  • SusanKava
    Lisbon, Portugal14 contributions
    Interesting if you make the effort
    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.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 April 2023
  • Brendan S
    Arlington, Virginia1,688 contributions
    Historic house turned museum
    My primary interest in this chateau was its history as a 300-year old house briefly occupied by the American army during the Revolutionary War. But most of the house is a museum of Montreal history with traditional exhibits, not furnishings or decor from when the house was occupied. The museum has interesting artifacts like the first car in Quebec from the 1890s, and the historical overview of Montreal is interesting, but a lot of the exhibits are only going to be of interest if you are really into Montreal history. There are also some Montreal-area landscape paintings and a basement used for cooking that was “between exhibits” while I was there. Small but pretty gardens behind the house are also a nice place for a break in a busy city.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 July 2023
  • abi
    Wheaton, Illinois8 contributions
    Very interesting and not too big
    We paid the entrance and walked through the museum ourselves. All the displays are in English and French and quite interesting. It’s not large (plan no more than 2hrs even if you like to read all the plaques), but gives a pretty comprehensive history of both the château itself and Montreal. In the back their is a cute “mini” version of the gardens the château once had. Very pretty and free to walk through. Note: part of the museum is in the château’s “basement” which is accessed by stairs. I did not see an elevator so I’m not sure that it is accessible.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 August 2023
  • 331
    297 contributions
    Excellent little museum
    Very informative and interesting museum located near the river in old Montreal. It is well laid out. An intact important building from hundreds of years ago. We’ll worth a visit
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 August 2023
  • AmarilisVos
    Jabbeke, Belgium2,318 contributions
    Nice staff
    We visited this house on June 21. There is a car park at 285 Rue Saint-Antoine (Quartier International), about a mile from the chateau. It is called a castle, but it looks nothing like a medieval castle. In the 17th century it would be a large house. You get to know the history of the house and its inhabitants. The staff is dressed in period clothing.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Gabe H
    Northern Virginia, Virginia178 contributions
    Interesting Museum, rather odd for an historic home
    The house is an interesting tour of 12 rooms. There is a lot of Montreal history and artifacts. However, the artifacts have little to do with the house. The house is in no way restored to look like it was. So it is really a museum, not a historic in any sense that I've seen.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 September 2023
  • MomRocco
    Chicago, Illinois541 contributions
    Interesting Museum - Glitchy technology
    We visited this location many years ago and were eager to visit it again. The building is well-maintained and the exhibit is laid out in an easy-to-follow manner. Some of the headsets and phones that are placed throughout were not operating properly the day we visited. This was especially true of the tablets located in the basement which probably explained food storage, preparation etc. As we were exiting I mentioned the technical problems to the young woman who was selling the tickets and she said she'd let the tech people know, but didn't offer any refund or the opportunity to return on a different day for free.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Lilacwheaty
    Nottingham, United Kingdom841 contributions
    Great way to learn a little about the history of the city
    Plenty of exhibits and rooms to linger in, whilst learning a lot of the city history. The use of headphones at points in most rooms to listen in to historical figures giving 2-4 minute snippet stories, really helped maintain our interest. The gardens, which can be freely accessed from the streets, is worth a look around also
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
    Travel through time.
    The Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal is a wonderful place that takes the visitor way back in time. It provides a trip through time and a taste of what it was like all that time ago. Worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 November 2023
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Foodange
Manchester, UK2,822 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
If you’re at all interested in the story of Montreal, this is the place to go.
There are fascinating narratives and artefacts from all stages of the city’s history.
We didn’t take the tour, just went round at our own pace.
Then as you leave there are the gardens, a heady mix of plants, flowers and vegetables, a veritable oasis of calm in the busy city.
Written 1 December 2023
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Kirsty
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Excellent look at history in the city. The experience does require guests to engage with the content by listening to the audios. I’d recommend 1 hour or 2 if you’re really into history.
Written 17 November 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
The Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal is a wonderful place that takes the visitor way back in time. It provides a trip through time and a taste of what it was like all that time ago. Worth a visit.
Written 8 November 2023
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Lilacwheaty
Nottingham, UK841 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Plenty of exhibits and rooms to linger in, whilst learning a lot of the city history.
The use of headphones at points in most rooms to listen in to historical figures giving 2-4 minute snippet stories, really helped maintain our interest.
The gardens, which can be freely accessed from the streets, is worth a look around also
Written 9 October 2023
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MomRocco
Chicago, IL541 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We visited this location many years ago and were eager to visit it again. The building is well-maintained and the exhibit is laid out in an easy-to-follow manner. Some of the headsets and phones that are placed throughout were not operating properly the day we visited. This was especially true of the tablets located in the basement which probably explained food storage, preparation etc. As we were exiting I mentioned the technical problems to the young woman who was selling the tickets and she said she'd let the tech people know, but didn't offer any refund or the opportunity to return on a different day for free.
Written 26 September 2023
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Gabe H
Northern Virginia, VA178 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
The house is an interesting tour of 12 rooms. There is a lot of Montreal history and artifacts. However, the artifacts have little to do with the house. The house is in no way restored to look like it was. So it is really a museum, not a historic in any sense that I've seen.
Written 24 September 2023
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Helen B
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely museum with lots of information. Just took us back in time. My 9 year old was also interested in museum and lovely garden.
Written 18 August 2023
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AmarilisVos
Jabbeke, Belgium2,318 contributions
Jun 2023
We visited this house on June 21. There is a car park at 285 Rue Saint-Antoine (Quartier International), about a mile from the chateau. It is called a castle, but it looks nothing like a medieval castle. In the 17th century it would be a large house. You get to know the history of the house and its inhabitants. The staff is dressed in period clothing.
Written 18 August 2023
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Freckles92
New York City, NY37 contributions
Aug 2023
We were yearning for the history of Montreal while staying in Old Montreal for a quick getaway. THIS was the perfect spot.
Tours are offered in English or French (free with your admission to the house). We lucked onto the noon English tour with perfect timing. ELIZABETH was our guide.
THANK YOU ELIZABETH- she was the best tour guide I’ve seen in ages… we covered the entire first floor and basement with her in a little over an hour. When the tour started we thought “we don’t have an hour… let’s duck out” but once she got rolling, we wanted to stay until the very end. She had the perfect combination of facts, anecdotes and humor.
Written 12 August 2023
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,709 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This only building is right near city hall. You can go inside and see some history. The people were friendly and there was English Available.
Written 11 August 2023
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