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Literary and Historical Society of Quebec

44 Chaussee des Ecossais | Morrin Centre, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
+1 418-694-9147
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Take the tour

Popped in looking for something else. Staff was inviting. No mention of a tour but it was around... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Melissa G
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Silver Spring
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A Must See For Louise Penny Fans

We love the Chief Inspector Gamache books by Louise Penny. Book six, Bury Your Dead, is set mainly... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
PattyMcC7
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Landisville, Pennsylvania
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44 Chaussee des Ecossais | Morrin Centre, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Popped in looking for something else. Staff was inviting. No mention of a tour but it was around lunchtime. You have to take your shoes off. They offer crocs for you to wear. Gentleman gave us a good overview of the library. Sounds like the...More

Thank Melissa G
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We love the Chief Inspector Gamache books by Louise Penny. Book six, Bury Your Dead, is set mainly in old town Quebec and a body is found right here at the Lit and His! You can view the library on your own, but I'd highly...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

i like it very interesting my hours there you should take the guide tour so you see more than the library

Thank GinDub
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing library, but take the tour to see the full history of this building. From the first prison in Quenec City to the oldest English library in town... lots of history here.

Thank Ladd & Heid... P
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Great tour guide, incredible small library and former prison. Off the beaten path, wonderful short tour!

Thank pingle
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful tour! So informative and entertaining! This is situated in Quebec's first jail house and public hangings were from its balcony over the main doorway! Cells inside still bear the carved names of the inmates so long ago! Tours of the city are offered- ghost...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Check out this very beautiful building! Free admission and the staff and very knowledgeable and happy to talk about the building. If you're into old books, you've come to the right place.

Thank Macrina B
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

Not so far from the hustle and bustle of rue St-Jean lies a lovely library. A great place to relax, enjoy the quiet and read a good book.

2  Thank H M
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

Not only is this a great library (English print books), check out the Prison tour (admission fee) as well. This location is also known as the Morrin Centre. It's worth your time to stop for a look-see.

Thank FLworldwanderer
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Reviewed 15 March 2015

As others have said. A hidden gem. Interesting to get the English history. There is so much French history in Quebec. It is nice to see some English also

Thank swoopbns
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