Château Ramezay – Historic Site and Museum of Montréal

Art, history and science museums

Walk in the steps of important historical figures the likes of Benjamin Franklin and cross the threshold of the Château Ramezay, a prestigious residence from the 18th century that recounts over 500 years of history through numerous exhibits and extensive multimedia circuits.  

A portal to Montréal’s past and the first building in Québec classified as an historic monument, the Château Ramezay offers insight into the events of the pre-contact Amerindian era to the 20th century and demonstrates how our history was shaped by the Native People, the French, the British, and the Americans.

 A permanent collection of over 30,000 objects and an array of temporary exhibitions, intermingled with multimedia portrayals of historical figures telling fabulous tales about this centuries-old manor, bring 18th century New France to life for a modern audience.

Built in 1705 by Claude de Ramezay, then Governor of Montréal, the residence was surrounded by a vast garden and fruit tree orchard. Today, the formal French colonial-style Governor’s Garden is a marvellous place for a stroll. Divided into three sections – a kitchen garden, an orchard and a pleasure garden -, it features hybrid species that are genetically very close to those grown in Ramezay’s day.



June 1 to Oct 31, 2019: Daily, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nov 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020: Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed: Dec 24, 25 and Jan 1.


*Exceptionally open on Monday, November 11.


  • Child admission: $6
  • Student admission: $9
  • Adult admission: $11
  • Senior admission: $10
Fees subject to change
  • Cooperatives and non-profit organizations
Château Ramezay – Historic Site and Museum of Montréal
280 Notre-Dame Street East
Montréal, QC H2Y 1C5
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