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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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HISTORY!!

Wonderful tour! So informative and entertaining! This is situated in Quebec's first jail house and... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
freddapick
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Bangor, Maine
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So beautiful

Check out this very beautiful building! Free admission and the staff and very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2016
Macrina B
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44 Chaussee des Ecossais | Morrin Centre, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
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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

Thank freddapick
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This is right off of Rue St. Jean (up the hill) and we took the tour of the jail. Really interesting tour and worth it. They have English tours so you will need to time it correctly.

1  Thank ButlertheDog
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Fabulous museum and library. Well worth taking a guided tour! The history of the goal is amazing and was explained excellently by our guide. The library is very interesting. The James Wolfe statue has an intriguing history!

1  Thank Ian S
Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

This place is listed twice on TripAdvisor- also as the Morrin Centre. The library is a beautiful place, but the jail others have mentioned is seasonal and closes for the winter.

Thank reevery
Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

Fact & Fiction intersect at the Literary & Historical Society (also known as the Morrin Centre) in Old Quebec City. A trap door became for me a moment of double vision: BOTH an element of the real history of the first prison in Quebec City...More

7  Thank NancyFromVancouver
Reviewed 28 March 2012

After giving us a brief tour of the prison, the guide let free to visit the exhibits and the adjacent apartments, including the library, which is awesome; makes you want to sit down and enjoy a good read it's so cozy and tranquil.

Thank Roleduc
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