Musée du Château Ramezay
Type: Architecture, Family Friendly, Gardens, History Museums, Museums
The Chateau Ramezay, dating back to 1705, is one of the oldest buildings in North America. It was the site of Benjamin Franklin's attempt to persuade Montreal to become the 14th state of the United... Read More
The Chateau Ramezay, dating back to 1705, is one of the oldest buildings in North America. It was the site of Benjamin Franklin's attempt to persuade Montreal to become the 14th state of the United States. The permanent exhibition allows visitors to take a tour through time from prehistory through the early 20th century. At the garden level on the bottom level,re-enactors show how life was led during the 1700s. Outside, the garden proper is laid out in traditional 18th-century style with many species close to those that existed in Ramezay's day.Best to call the museum beforehand to see if there are any school groups booked in.
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Groups of 10 purchasing regular priced tickets ($10.44 each) can reserve the beautiful Governor's Garden Terrace including fridge and private bathroom for summer picnics from 10 am - 2 pm with two days notice."
- Historic Sites: "Visit on a sunny day to fully appreciate the gardens."
- Museums: "Best to visit in the spring, fall and summer months to take advantage of the performances in the garden."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: It's one of the oldest buildings in North America and it includes an 18th century garden with historical plants.
- Best for Historic Sites Because: This is one of the oldest buildings in North America.
- Best for Museums Because: This museum contains important historical documents that cannot be seen elsewhere
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