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Morrin Centre

44 Chausee des Ecossais | Quebe, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
+1 418-694-9147
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Fantastic Tour

Though physically small, there is so much history in this building. Original woodwork from the... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2014
Downers Grove, Illinois
If you have kids a must see

The tour of the old prison was very interesting!! We got great pictures of the kids behind... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2014
Mississauga, Canada
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44 Chausee des Ecossais | Quebe, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-694-9147
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Though physically small, there is so much history in this building. Original woodwork from the early 1800's, with the prisoners names that they etched into the wood. Best tour I had in Quebec City.

1  Thank BeAlert23
Reviewed 23 July 2014

The tour of the old prison was very interesting!! We got great pictures of the kids behind bars-LOL The history of the building is interesting There is the only English only library in Quebec inside Has both English and French Tours

1  Thank Laurie825
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I visited twice this year, and both times was completely impressed by the quality of the English tour guides, Ryan and Ben. I was so blown away by Ryan's enthusiasm and sense of humour when I visited the first time, I was determined to visit...More

2  Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We would have never visited the Morrin Centre if it weren't for author Louise Penny. She featured the Center's library in a recent book, "Bury Your Dead," so I was pleased to find out that the Center offered tours. Our guide was a history teacher...More

1  Thank PL28401
Reviewed 19 July 2014

If you read Louise Penny's series, you'll recognize the centerpiece of "Bury Your Dead." A one hour tour will give you a glimpse into an old Québécois prison - not something to wish on someone - along with some good stories about the scholarly side...More

Reviewed 19 July 2014

My husband and I took a tour during our stay in Quebec. The tour gave some interesting historical facts. They take you into a couple of the old jail cell areas. The building now serves as part of their historical society and houses a public...More

Thank Diana S
Reviewed 16 July 2014

With a fairly long trip to Quebec City, this site was well down our list of places to visit. I'm so glad we went! This building has served many uses from jail to school to English library. Great slice of Quebec history. If you have...More

1  Thank Trinity100
Reviewed 7 July 2014

How many people get to see what life was like for the prisoner in Quebec in the 1800's? We had a delightful guide (Phil) who showed us just how grim time spent in this jail was way back when. I even got to experience a...More

1  Thank Ellen O
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Our family of four visited ($23 in total, kids were free) in July for the 45 minute tour. A very interesting tour of Quebec City's first jail built in 1814 which is located within the walls of the old city. See a small museum on...More

2  Thank kaberle
Reviewed 29 June 2014

The Morrin Centre is a wonderful and worthwhile stop. The tour is brief (about 45 minutes), informative, and appropriate for adults and children. On a Sunday morning in June, there were just 6 of us on the English speaking tour. The story of how this...More

3  Thank DulciTraveler
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Linda I
How close is the center to Hotel Manoir d'Auteuil ? What are the times for the tours ?
1 June 2016|
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Response from Stefanie J | Property representative |
Hi Linda, The Morrin Centre is about a 5 to 7 minute walk from Hotel Manoir d'Auteuil. Thank you Travellove414 for your instructions on how to get to the Centre. The entrance fee for the Discovery tour is $11 for general... More
Anais E
Bonjour, je cherhce un hotel pas cher pour 6 nuits, le lomardy hotel me semble correct, est-ce près de Mimai Beach et des actvitées de Miami,, des transports en commun? Pour les voyageurs avez-vous passé un bon séjour dans cet hotel et qu'avez-vous visité? Un personnel de l'hotel viendra nous chercher à l'aéroport international?
17 January 2015|
Response from Mario L | Reviewed this property |
Bonjour, si je comprend bien c'est a Miami Floride que vous voulez de l'info, mais mon article est sur la ville de Québec, désolé.
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