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Maison Historique George-Etienne Cartier

458 Notre-Dame St E | (Near Bonsecours), Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1C8, Canada
+1 514-283-2282
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so-so; though the guide was friendly

Major benefit - the visit might inspire you to learn more about the politics of 1850 to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
scott r
Silver Spring, Maryland
Very nice visit!

We had no expectation and was surprise to learn its existence. At one end of old Montreal, it easy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
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Former home of Sir George-Etienne Cartier, now a history museum.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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458 Notre-Dame St E | (Near Bonsecours), Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1C8, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
+1 514-283-2282
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Major benefit - the visit might inspire you to learn more about the politics of 1850 to confederation; this man was influential and a bridge builder. The house itself is 'restored' but more along the lines of what might have been attempted in the 60's...More

Thank scott r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no expectation and was surprise to learn its existence. At one end of old Montreal, it easy accessible from the old port. Mr. Cartier took an important role in the history of Quebec and Canada. He played a politic role while being a...More

Thank JLC-mtl2015
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is another one of the well preserved homes in Montreal. It has a lot of character and tells a great story about this influential family. It's covered by the museum pass and doesn't take that long to tour. It's a fun little side trip...More

2  Thank Leah B
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We thought that this museum was just alright. There are a few period rooms which are nice, however they are separated by other exhibits and upstairs the museum feels unfinished. However, the price, at around $3.50 was fitting for the amount of things to see....More

3  Thank KG_TXtraveler
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Unfortunately we were unable to visit this location due to the fact it is closed the two days we are here in the city. A little disappointing for a national historic site. Please note: closed on Monday and Tuesday.

1  Thank Yvonne P
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Entry was less than $4 each - quick self guided tour - nobody else was there on Saturday morning. Staff was very friendly. Period decorated rooms and information about the family. Glad we stopped.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Very interesting and well laid out house! Loved learning about him as a "family man" as well as a politician and business person. There was also an interesting exhibit on building future communities which was interactive and thought provoking! I really thought this was a...More

1  Thank Susan T
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Cartier did away with the Seignorial Land Tenure System because they interfered with the expansion of railroads..his former clients. Politics bring about change..and land tenure and property rights are always in mutation to suit the Agenda of the Day. The house itself is nice with...More

1  Thank Andre E
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Part of the 100+ Official National Historic Sites and Parks of Canada. It may take a little finding and is not really advertised, yet for any history buff it is a must see site. Really well put together and well explained this is the house...More

3  Thank 2805rich
Reviewed 14 December 2014

Sir George-Étienne Cartier was a Father of Confederation. His residence is far less grandiose than the person himself. Hidden at the east end of Old Montreal on Notre-Dame street, this place is often ignored by regular tourists (just count the number of reviews here). Do...More

4  Thank maorangina
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
some of the city's most antiquated buildings and
picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St.
Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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