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Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal, Montreal

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Originally built in 1705 as the residence of a former Montreal governor, Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal now stands as a historic building and educational museum. The building has offered refuge to important figures in volatile times, including the Continental Army when Montreal was seized, and Benjamin Franklin as he endeavored to raise troops in the American Revolutionary War. As the area's oldest private history museum, and a National Historic Site, it is no surprise the structure has filled with thousands of vintage items. Browse through about 30,000 objects, including manuscripts, artworks, and furniture dating up to the 20th century. Take the time to explore the garden, a wonderful display of 18th century landscaping. Use our Montreal tour itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum of Montreal and other attractions in Montreal.
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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
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  • Beautiful garden and exterior. Almost the entire ground floor has been renovated and isn’t staged as a house so it doesn’t really have the same charm. The basement is probably the best part as it’s actually staged. Many of the audio devices were out of order. Still worth the visit in my opinion as the basement and gardens are lovely. The gift shop has some really nice items, not standard gift shop stuff but they have jewellery and pottery instead.
  • Well worth a visit. I did expect more original interior layouts but it is more of a museum with displays. Very informative and educational. Perfect for a tourist not from the area who wants to learn about one of the founding families of Toronto.

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