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Address: 10 000, boulevard des Forges, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec G9C 1B1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 819-378-5116
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Historic village where visitors learn about the workings of the iron and...

Historic village where visitors learn about the workings of the iron and steel industry that was founded in 1730.

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Where fire and history go hand in hand

I have the great pleasure of living just a few miles from the site. And have been near for 38 years. And I have visited it more than once, having 3 children, the place is the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
northernbirdie2013
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Trois Rivieres, Quebec
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Trois Rivieres, Quebec
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have the great pleasure of living just a few miles from the site. And have been near for 38 years. And I have visited it more than once, having 3 children, the place is the perfect place to fly a kite or for a picnic. But the real interest comes from the historical recreation of live at the turn... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

In the early 1700 s in New France, here outside Trois Rivières, along the St Maurice River, the first industrial site in Canada was founded. Locally surfaced mined bog iron ore, limestone and charcoal were transformed, first into pig iron before being turned into cannon balls, frying pans, cast iron stoves and various other iron products. This Parks Canada site... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Yet another great site run by Parks Canada. Very informative museum that is well worth the visit. Would highly recomend

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Thank rodax
Hamilton, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We decided to come here because it was free with our National Parks Pass. There tons of exhibits to see in two buildings and you can walk around the property to see other blast furnaces. It is bilingual and the staff are very helpful. They will loan you umbrellas if it is raining so you can still walk outside. My... More 

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Thank nurse32
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We went to les Forges du Saint-Maurice 45 minutes before closing time. This is a Canadian historical site. The good: Customer service out of this world. Clerk can switch between french and english easily. Documentation available. Parking area available and free. Very nice historical sites. Lots of foundations to see. Lot is huge! Go visit the "Devil's Flame" and try... More 

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Thank Francis T
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a little bit out of town but a very nice venue. They have a short movie which is very interesting.

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henderson, Nv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a part of the Canadian Park system so very reasonable price. There is a very well done movie with an interactive display that you should see first before you tour the buildings and grounds. Wonderful explanation of life in this part of Quebec Province in the early years of New France.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

This place is a little gem hidden just north of the St. Lawrence, along the Maurice River in Trois Rivieres. The 150 year history of cast and pig iron manufacturing is well depicted in this recreated setting. Plan on about 2 hours, in the administration building, and walking the grounds for a sense of the high and low blast furnaces.... More 

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Saint-Constant, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

My 6 years old liked all the activities in the explorer's booklet. Overall it was interesting. Thought you would expect more from the "devil's fountain" ;)

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Finding this place is like looking for your distant farm cousin's cow pasture. It's WAY out there in the boondocks. But once you do get there, it's worth the time to stroll and learn some history. The exhibits are fairly static and unimpressive. However, being one of the only such foundry sites available it gives you a sense of understanding... More 

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