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“Wonderful explanation of the battles that lost "New France" to the English” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Musee du Fort

Musee du Fort
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Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #38 of 211 things to do in Quebec City
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Owner description: This small museum chronicles the history of the city, including the numerous battles fought for its control.
Lander, Wyoming
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“Wonderful explanation of the battles that lost "New France" to the English”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This terrific venue is not a museum but a combination display of Quebec City and the surrounding area and a video (which they call a light show) of the history of Quebec City and the battles that ended up transferring eastern Canada from France to England. The information presented on the walls was extremely interesting as was the story of how the Musee du Fort came into being. The video is shown in both French and English versions (check with the ticket office to see available times for each; the shows are often fully booked so do this ahead.) The seats are very comfortable and the video is terrific. Lights illuminate each area in the display as the video explains what happened. It makes the visit to the Plains of Abraham and the citadel far more interesting. A good reminder too that the US has twice mounted a military invasion of Canada. The British fear of additional invasions led to significant additional fortifications of Quebec City. I did not see any wheelchair access; the show is on the second floor.

Visited May 2014
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“A great overview of the local military history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

I'm so glad we attended this performance. It would be interesting to any fan of military history as it explored both the history of Quebec's French and English early inhabitants, and the tactical advantages and disadvantages of the unique location and geography. Available in both French and English. Highly recommended.

Visited February 2014
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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Cool display with comfortable chairs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

Tried this after reading the reviews here. Liked the Quebec-in-miniature display. I would suggest that you take the time to read about the history of the display. This started as a labor of love for one man, and has blended the use of new technology with the retro skill of miniature modeling well. And it is a nice break from walking around the city.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Charming little museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

While I wouldn't call this a museum per say, we loved our visit! The half an hour sound and light show was very informative and we learned a lot about the history of Quebec. While very simple, it was very effective and engaging.

Visited November 2013
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New York, NY
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“Good Overview of Quebec's Early Years”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

The multimedia show is short and very engaging and informative about Quebec's founding and battles in the 1700&1800's. It gave context to many of the names peppering Quebec's sites and historical figures as well as some American and British ones.

Visited September 2013
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